Silver box - China?

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sebastian4743
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Silver box - China?

Postby sebastian4743 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:27 pm

I do have a silver box that I would like to identify. Might it come from China? Any information would be much appreciated, thank you!

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Re: Silver box - China?

Postby sebastian4743 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:31 am

Is it even China? I hope someone can help solve this puzzle...

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Re: Silver box - China?

Postby RedMask » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:44 am


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Re: Silver box - China?

Postby MGArgent » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:38 pm

Great find RedMask, this mark certainly looks like the mark in the previous topic.

When I enter "紋良" into google translate, it spits out "Wenliang" as the English translation (appears to be a name?). Is anyone able to verify that this does indeed mean "fine quality" silver as stated in the previous topic? Assuming it does translate to "fine quality" silver, there is a good chance the other mark is the name of the silversmith.

For reference the Chinese marks I have come across for fine/sterling silver are:

纯银 "pure silver"
純銀 "pure silver"
足銀 "pure silver"

Note that in this case "pure silver" often does not indicate 0.999 silver. The examples I have seen are in the range of 0.800 to 0.925.

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Re: Silver box - China?

Postby MGArgent » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:43 pm

Just wanted to add that entering the characters separately into google translate gives the following results:

紋 "Pattern"
良 "good"


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