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Posted 1 year ago

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outdoor-gal
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My grandfather gave my grandmother a bracelet back in the 1930s from his travels to asia in the Navy. It's a sterling silver cuff with a design cut into the metal. The design is a number of little characters like a bird, horse, flowers, little men, some look to be carrying items or just dressed in what looks like Japanese clothing. I'm just curious what all the characters mean. Thx!

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  1. Hunter Hunter, 1 year ago
    any marks on the inside? can you post clearer images?
  2. outdoor-gal, 1 year ago
    There are no marks on the inside. I will take some closer pictures this evening and post them. Thank you!
  3. Hunter Hunter, 1 year ago
    great. Looks to be more from southeast asia or india to me, from the little I can tell.
  4. outdoor-gal, 1 year ago
    Hi, I added better pictures. Hopefully it helps. Thx!
  5. outdoor-gal, 1 year ago
    After scrubbing off the bracelet I found two holes in the back that I thought were rivets. After using a toothpick, I've found what looks like two japanese artist marks that look like characters in the japanese language.
  6. Hunter Hunter, 1 year ago
    wow - well done! hope someone recognizes the characters. I can't tell if they're Japanese or Chinese, but the style of the figures just doesn't seem Japanese to me.

    Something about those swirling shapes - see the image here (found doing a google image search with "antique chinese silver bracelet figures"): http://remote.bruneauantiques.com/photos/130531/DSC07661.JPG
  7. Hunter Hunter, 1 year ago
    this seems even closer to yours: http://ancientpoint.com/inf/89888-great_antique__vintage_well_marked_scenic_chinese_carved_silver_bracelet.html
  8. outdoor-gal, 1 year ago
    Wow! That's exactly like mine! Thx!!!
  9. outdoor-gal, 1 year ago
    Would be nice to know more about it! Thanks for the link!
  10. Hunter Hunter, 1 year ago
    sure thing :)

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