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Chinese Antique Silver Turquoise Bracelet

The form of this extra wide (4.4cm) Chinese Silver Turquoise Repoussé Bracelet  shows the influence of the Western market on the 19th century Chinese silversmith. Large decorated silver bangles became popular in Europe in the mid 19th century.


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  1. zoe
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    gorgeous!! is this piece for sale? Thanks

  2. RP Birt
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    No, I’m sorry… this is a photo site….

  3. Silas
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    For no reason, while gardening or whatnot, I’ll suddenly think about the beauty of your photographs. I have seldom seen jewelry photography this beautiful, and I look at A LOT of jewelry online. Clearly, you love doing it. It shows! Thanks for sharing your photos.

  4. RP Birt
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much! It is wonderful to know that they have made someone’s day just a ‘little bit better’… some of the pieces just want to ‘pose’… others are a bit shy and need to be coaxed 🙂 Since I use natural light and do not use Photoshop, sometimes it takes a while to get them taken.

  5. Blind Al
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    My father brought one of these back from the Shanghai Ghetto that appears to have been made in Bali or Malaysia (?) for European export. It’s just the China silver, no stones, and it has a China silver stamp on the inside of the cuff. The motif appears to be elephants and snakes. It’s an incredibly thick and heavy thing, too heavy to actually wear really.

    I’m aware that there were a lot of faux items specifically designed and made for the European market in the last part of the 19th and early years of the 20th Century. Dad brought back quite a few of those – inlaid cigarette case, fake porcelain, something my mother describes as a three-footed ginger jar made out of some sort of fired clay with painted designs, etc.