CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

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CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby pinagus » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:40 am

I bought this dragon ring online (poshmark), and was told that it was antique and that the symbols meant sterling silver in asian, I didn't bother to ask from what country it was from (facepalm). I know, I know, but the price was too good to pass, and it's beautiful, don't you think? I was memorized by it, just wish I knew what the hallmark meant? I have done tons of research on the web, but nothing!
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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:28 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Please embed your images.

Trev.

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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby pinagus » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:09 am

How? I don't know how, I'm new to this!
Thank you!

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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby pinagus » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:33 am

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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby pinagus » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:35 am

I figured out how to post pictures I think!

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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby pinagus » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:37 am

Btw Trevor, thank you for welcoming me to the forum! I'm knew on this!

Thanks,
Gus

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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby pinagus » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:33 am

HERE ARE MORE CLOSE-UPS
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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby oel » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:34 pm

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Hi Gus,

If I am not mistaken, in simplified Chinese it means pure silver.

Source:World Hallmarks Volume II Asia, Middle East, Africa Hallmark Research Institute


Peter

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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby pinagus » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:52 pm

Thank you Peter, I've been looking, it seems like forever to me, to find out what these markings mean. Take care!

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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby pinagus » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:27 am

Here's my dragon ring, I named him Falcor, from the movie Neverending story!

Take good care all!
Gus

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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby Ag999 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:43 pm

Hi,
Referring to the (right side up) photo posted by Oel, the character on the right ( 银 ) means "silver", but the character on the left ( 纹 ) is not the word for pure. I've never seen that on a silver piece. Google translate says it means "pattern"

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Re: CHINESE or JAPANESE? Help me identify these symbols, please!!

Postby pinagus » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:31 am

I apologize to have just read your post Ag999, I was never notified, but Peter translated it as meaning "pure silver" so, therefore, it was case closed for me, but now your info on this has me puzzled, the quest continues. Thank you. Gracias!!


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