Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chinese Antique Granulated Silver Bangle

This is a wonderful example of detailed workmanship and elegant design… the granulation is perhaps the tiniest I have ever seen… creating a motif of hanging fruit with leaves…     [ click on images to enlarge …. photos by: RP (Bob) Birt ] It is likely early 19th century, although the mark is no longer […]

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Techno.Geezer’s Opus

I receive a lot of compliments about the photography for the the site… Bob, probably best known on the internet  as “TechnoGeezer”,  has reorganized his photo site … If you enjoy his photos on PrivateCollection, you might want to visit his gallery…

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Chinese Export Silver Jade Magnifying Glass

This magnifying glass was just too beautiful to resist… the silver work… repoussé leaves and flowers set with six 19th century jade buttons – on each side. [ click on images to enlarge …. photos by: RP (Bob) Birt ] The handle uses a piece of carved jade that probably was a hair pin originally […]

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