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Chinese Export Silver Bracelet Box

When is a box not a box? ..... Answer: when it is seven bracelets... Another great example of the ingenuity of the Chinese Artisan.

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10-05-31 Chinese Export Silver Bracelet Box

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The bracelets are silver vermeil set with gemstones; serpentine, rock crystal, amethyst and carnelian with blue enamel leaves... two of the gemstone bracelets are attached to the box,,, the jade bangles and two of the gemstone bangles move freely.

We loved this piece the moment we first saw it... but it has proved to be the most frustrating piece in the collection. A year after we bought it, an almost identical box sold at Skinner's for $10,000.00 (US) but it had a matched pair of early carved white bangles.

We loved this piece the moment we first saw it... but it has proved to be the most frustrating piece in the collection. A year after we bought it, an almost identical box sold at Skinner's for $10,000.00 (US) but it had a matched pair of early carved white bangles.

So (of course) I began to search... after many frustrating years I gave up... I couldn't find the right pair to fit the diameter the cylinder ... but I still love the box!!

Singapore RE 2.5.2

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