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Antique Qing Dynasty Silver Cuff Bracelet featuring the Ashtamangala

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    Posted 11 months ago

    kiwipaul
    (117 items)

    This Antique Chinese Silver Cuff Bracelet is stamped with the chop marks "Wen Yin" meaning "fine silver". It is beautifully made with fine chasing and repoussé work.

    It is probably circa mid C19th and may have been one of a pair of wedding bracelets. It features the Qing dynasty Buddhist sequence of the Ashtamangala, a sacred suite of Eight Auspicious Signs.

    On the bracelet these start at the clasp and go right to left (anti-clockwise) as follows: Dharmachakra (Wheel), Conch, Dhvaja (Banner), Parasol, Lotus flower, Bumpa (Treasure Vase), Golden Fish, Endless knot.

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 11 months ago
      My Mother wore silver, lots of it.
      She would of flipped over this amazing antique bracelet..
      Stunning, and the history behind it makes it even more special!
      Thank you so much for sharing this treasure!
    2. apostata apostata, 11 months ago
      sure not marked Zu Yin ?
    3. apostata apostata, 11 months ago
      ??
    4. apostata apostata, 11 months ago
      sorry translation does not work
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 11 months ago
      So gorgeous as all your items are!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      WONDERFUL !!.!!.!!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
      Paul! That is an amazing piece!!!

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