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Huge Chinese Silver Cuff with 8 Immortals

This is the only Chinese bracelet that I have ever seen that pictures a legend from the Ming Dynasty. At first all you can see is a huge Shou symbol… which appears on many Chinese ornaments. |

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11-01-17 Huge Chinese Silver Cuff

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But when you turn the bracelet the 8 Immortals appear…

This early 20th century bracelet tells the Ming Dynasty Story The Eight Immortals Cross the Sea - using their magical powers. Each Immortal finds a different sea creature to carry them across the ocean… a crab, turtle, eel etc. … all in repousse silver.

The work of the Chinese silversmiths still have the power to surprise me!

Singapore RE 2.5.2