Help with older? Chinese silver bracelets

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cleio66
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Help with older? Chinese silver bracelets

Postby cleio66 » Sun May 31, 2015 4:10 pm

I believe these are older bracelets, but have not been able to confirm as I cant translate the marks.

One looks to be similar to the antique bamboo wedding bracelets? I dont have much experience with 19th century Chinese pieces, so any help is appreciated (I hope this isnt too many pics in one post, but I have more if needed)

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davidross
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Re: Help with older? Chinese silver bracelets

Postby davidross » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:05 am

I believe that when the mark is transliterated, it is read Yiyuan. I have no information on this mark. It might be a regional or retailer's mark.

This is not a mark designating silver content. The bracelet might still be silver or contain some silver, but if so I would suspect it to be of a lower grade. It is hard to say from photos, but there appear to be some spots of minor brassing.

The overall impression, from the photos, is one of relatively recent manufacture, probably in Nepal or Tibet. Of course someone else, in particular someone who could examine the piece in person, might have a different opinion.

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cleio66
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Re: Help with older? Chinese silver bracelets

Postby cleio66 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:46 pm

It did acid test for silver, 18kt acid gave out a strong white line

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Re: Help with older? Chinese silver bracelets

Postby pyfish » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:20 am

this is a nice piece!chinese antique silver bracelet!(admin edit)
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