Chinese silver filigree coin motif beads
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Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
11/04/2021, 20:33:56

At the Chinese cloisonne group on Facebook, this little 8cm bottle was posted as a mystery object won at auction.

Many will no doubt recognize the coin motif, often combined to create enameled silver beads.

I have a hard time thinking this little bottle may have been made around the time court necklace beads were still in use, and suspect it's is - at earliest - a product of the state filigree workshop in Beijing that was nearly closed not too long ago during the wave of c2000 bankruptcies of state-owned enterprises.

Any guesses? 1920s? 1970s? Last month?

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