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Chinese Export Jewelry
Pair of Vintage Chinese Export Red Cloisonne' Floral Panel Bracelets: This gorgeous pair of vintage cloisonne' bracelets features individual pillow shaped panels, each enameled in deep red and embellished with flowers and leaves. Even the beveled edges are enameled with designs. The bracelets are brass, the underside enameled in deep blue. Pardon the reflections, I am having a hard time getting pictures without reflection. The enamel is in wonderful condition. I am thrilled to have a pair of them in this unusual design. The bracelets measure 7 1/2 by 5/8" and are not marked.
Vintage Chinese Export Silver Vermeil Tiger Eye Enamel Earrings: These lovely vintage Chinese export earrings are crafted in silver vermeil and set with shimmering free form polished tiger eye cabochons. The setting is bordered in enamel flowers and leaves. There are some small chips in the enamel which is not noticeable when worn. The filigree back and vermeil finish is in excellent condition. The clip backs are tight and secure. The earrings are signed SILVER on the inside of the clip, these pieces are usually 800 silver although some have been made in sterling. The earrings measure 7/8 by 5/8".
Vintage Chinese Export Carved Carnelian Agate Lotus Flower Silver Vermeil Brooch: This lovely vintage Chinese export brooch is crafted in silver vermeil. The center stone is a beautifully carved carnelian agate lotus flower motif. The back of the brooch is delicate filigree wire work. It appears at some time the original clasp was stabilized, and this was well done. The brooch has a tube hinge and c-clasp closure. The brooch does test as silver, most likely 800 silver as was commonly used on the early pieces. The lovely beaded edge frames the center stone beautifully. The brooch measures 1 3/4 by 1 1/4" and is unsigned.
Vintage Chinese Export Carved Cinnabar Silver and Enamel Brooch: This lovely vintage 1930's Chinese export pin is crafted in 800 silver vermeil (tested) with a beautifully carved cinnabar oval in a floral motif. The cinnabar is framed with twisted border enameled in blue and red. The roll over clasp holds very securely. The brooch measures 1 1/4 by 1" and is signed China.
Vintage Chinese Cloisonne' Enamel 16mm Bead Floral Necklace: This gorgeous vintage Chinese cloisonne' necklace features huge 16mm beads in a 29" strand. Each bead is enameled in a bright royal blue, with raised wires. The beads are enameled with flowers and leaves in white, red, blue, purple and green. The beads are in excellent condition. The necklace closes with an enameled push in clasp which is quite secure. A lovely necklace to wear alone or layer!
Vintage Chinese Export Silver Enamel Fingernail Guard Brooch: This wonderful vintage brooch was originally made as a fingernail guard for a wealthy Oriental lady. They were also worn by dancers. Exquisitely crafted in silver filigree, the guard is enameled along each side, flanking a genuine pearl, coral and turquoise, each bezel set. The enamel work is lovely, featuring alternating leaves and flowers in blues and purples. Further embellishment features raised silver beads and scrolls. This fabulous vintage collectible is in excellent condition with a wonderful patina to the silver. It is marked SILVER, most likely 800 silver. The pin clasp is tight and secure. The brooch measures 3 3/8" long by 5/8" at the open base.
Vintage Chinese Export Cloisonne' Enamel Chatelaine Charm: Crafted from gold tone metal mesh wire, this vintage Chinese export chatelaine charm "purse" or basket is adorned with cloisonne' enamel butterflies and flowers. The colors are bright and the enamel is in excellent shape. The chatelaine is missing one flower from the back side ( see pictures) but other than that is in excellent condition. From my research, I am dating this piece anywhere from the 1920's to the 1950's. The measurements ( including handles) are 2" by 1 1/2".
Vintage Chinese Export Sterling and Amethyst Filigree Bracelet: This magnificent vintage Chinese export bracelet is crafted in six individual links of ornate silver filigree. The center four panels are accented by large round amethyst cabochons set in a woven filigree setting. Although not marked this bracelet tests as sterling silver. This stunning piece is in excellent condition. The hidden push in box clasp is tight and secure. A fabulous addition to your collection!
Vintage Hand Painted Chinese Porcelain Bead Bracelet: These gorgeous beads are a whopping 14mm! They are each hand painted in blue and black in a delicate bird motif. Small rust red and brown brances with flowers accent the birds. The clasp is very ornate and marked "silver". The bracelet is hand knotted silk. There is some stretching of the silk, but no fraying or bad spots. The bracelet measures 8" long. The clasp is signed "silver".
Vintage Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain Graduated Bead Necklace: This gorgeous vintage necklace of deep blue hand painted Chinese porcelain beads is not for the faint of heart. The graduated beads range from 8 mm to 19 mm. Each bead is beautifully hand painted with pink and white flowers accented with green leaves and gold outlines. The ornate filigree clasp is marked with Chinese symbols. It is hand knotted on heavy blue silk with a tight and secure clasp. The necklace measures 26 1/2".