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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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12-01-03 Chinese Asian Export Silver Bracelets

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

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

Marked 'MADE IN CHINA' these bracelets are a reminder that the Chinese silversmith traded throughout the world.

Singapore RE 2.5.2