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14k Gold, Emeralds, Pearls, & Garnets - 19th Century Chinese Gambling Token

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Posted 6 years ago

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So this is my recent score. Found it at a rummage sale for $3. Its a 19th century Chinese gambling token of carved MoP, set in 14k gold with pearls, garnets, and emerald accents, 14k clasp.

Apparently the Brittish brought back a ton of these tokens a hundred years ago, and a lot of them have been set in jewelry. It looks so pristine though, do they make reproductions of these things? Does anyone have any info on them?

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Oh my goodness this is pretty!!! Score!!!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Seriously I am totally jealous. This looks like emeralds, pearls and amethists(?) too!
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    Lol thank you Amber
    Three dollars, can you believe it?

    You're right, those are emerald accents, and its strung on strands of saltwater seed pearls and garnets
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
    Indeed it looks like real gems and pearls.
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Seriously awesome. Three bucks! Sooooo jealous!
  6. inky inky, 6 years ago
    I wonder as it has the colours of the Suffragette movement it may be a piece of jewelerry from that time!...:-)

    From 1908 the WSPU adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green: purple symbolised dignity, white purity, and green hope. These three colours were used for banners, flags, rosettes and badges and in jewellery
  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    It does have the suffragette colors, but I think its a modern piece. Its also Chinese, and I don't think they made any suffragette jewelry
  8. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    Not even just from history, they make fake Duracell BATTERIES for crying out loud!
  9. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    Asian antiques can be risky to deal in, but I've been going into it, the market is just on FIRE right now. Furniture auctions have been sourcing ten times the prices they were a decade ago, everything has just gone through the roof. My last five or so most valuable items have ALL been Asian
  10. Kathycat Kathycat, 6 years ago
    WOW very nice.

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