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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.

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

But this pair of heavy (200 g.) high grade silver bracelets tells another story…the figures on the bracelets are unlike anything we see on pieces made for the Western markets.

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China trade routes throughout Asia and these figures remind me of images I have seen in Thailand (formally known as Siam) art.

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Marked Made in China, these bracelets are a reminder that the Chinese silversmith traded throughout the world.

BTW… you can see that Bob is finally back, which means that we will be posting more often and announcing a new ‘Sales Gallery’ very soon.  I am excited!

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