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    Posted 8 years ago

    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, 8 years ago
      any marks on the inside? can you post clearer images?
    2. outdoor-gal, 8 years ago
      There are no marks on the inside. I will take some closer pictures this evening and post them. Thank you!
    3. Hunter Hunter, 8 years ago
      great. Looks to be more from southeast asia or india to me, from the little I can tell.
    4. outdoor-gal, 8 years ago
      Hi, I added better pictures. Hopefully it helps. Thx!
    5. outdoor-gal, 8 years 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, 8 years 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, 8 years 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, 8 years ago
      Wow! That's exactly like mine! Thx!!!
    9. outdoor-gal, 8 years ago
      Would be nice to know more about it! Thanks for the link!
    10. Hunter Hunter, 8 years ago
      sure thing :)

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