Monthly Archives: January 2012

Happy New Year!!

May the Year of the Dragon bring you health and prosperity!

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Chinese Antique Tourmaline Silver Bracelet

We spend a lot of time admiring the elaborate carving achieved by the early 18th and 19th century Chinese artisans trained from childhood to carve gemstones. So, this bracelet was a surprise when we found it… just three huge pieces of tourmaline in a simple silver setting that reminds me of the work of the […]

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Chinese Hand Carved White Jade Bangle

Every collector searches for some of the rare pieces that have seen in auction catalogs or reference books… pieces they would love to own… I have been searching for this 19th century white jade bangle for 6 or 7 years … and finally found it. [ click on images to enlarge …. photos by: RP […]

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Chinese Asian Export Silver Bracelets

Most of us… myself included, are used to thinking of  "Chinese Export Silver" as the pieces that were sold to Western markets in Europe and North America in the 18th and 19th century. [ click on images to enlarge …. photos by: RP (Bob) Birt ] But this pair of heavy (200 g.) high grade […]

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