Thousands of people visit this site and arrive at a specific post via a search engine without seeing the main page. Please click on the PrivateCollection logo at the top to go there. The site is maintained as a Tribute to Susan as a small part of her legacy. Nothing on the site is for sale. Questions are sometimes answered, time permitting. PrivateCollection is the Photo Blog for Susan Dods, a long time antique dealer and collector. The site features photographs and commentary on very special pieces of Chinese Jewelry. View ALL of the posts in the archive with our exclusive PictureBook format.     相片书

Chinese Silver Enamel Dragon Bracelet

Our Best Chinese Silver Dragon Bracelet! Over the years we have owned many silver dragon bracelets and I always believed that the large repoussé silver dragon (10-05-11) was the most dramatic… over the years we have acquired three of them and seen 4-5 others.

0

[ click on images to enlarge …. photos by: RP (Bob) Birt ]

So it was really exciting to find this enamel dragon bracelet -same design and size (six panels) with dragons facing the sun – but totally different construction – this one is entirely filigree and and translucent with bright colors on the dragons and sun… and very rare.

It is the only one that I have seen in ten years of collecting …interesting early mark: CHINA PURE SILVER with lots of patina.

3

Many years ago I polished every piece of silver but soon over the years I have come to believer that the patina is an import part of the story… part of the history.

This entry was posted in Chinese Jewelry. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
Private Collection Home