Featured Chinese Silver Overlay Pinch Bottle

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by i need help, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    516FE15A-0E77-4BFD-A45F-CF2ECE7C39AD.jpeg A0FB774D-EB68-4075-B564-F72B7DF30420.jpeg F6D351E9-256A-4854-8B68-D9EF8E7E4539.jpeg 1997A21D-E104-4A0C-9397-752EA2D1D263.jpeg A1734F72-6D7D-4037-A455-0384EAE24E22.jpeg Hi Everyone,
    This is for sale, locally to me. Missing top. I just wanted opinions, is it likely Sterling? Of course I realize, folks would be best guessing.
    It is over green glass.
    These are the only photos.
    size / dimensions: 2.5" x 2.5" x 4"
    Thank you for looking. :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    I would think silver as it does say that on the rim opposite CHINA.
    Very pretty!
     
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  3. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I may try to contact them.
     
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  4. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Very pretty, LOVE IT !!! ... Joy. :)
     
  5. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Most of these are sterling although I have seen a couple in silverplate. A lot were made in Hong Kong, but Shanghai ones show up mow and again.
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i would be suspicious..
     
  7. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    That’s why I wanted opinions. :)
    I also started to wonder if it might not be glass, and something illegal to sell. I can’t see it very well.
     
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  8. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Says Silver on the bottom across from "China"
    I would think turn of the century to 1930s Chinese Export perfume bottle.
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    "something illegal to sell"? Like what?
     
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  10. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Horn?
     
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  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I've never seen a bottle made of horn much less one with with silver overlay. I do appreciate that you do not have it in hand, but I don't think you need to worry.
     
  12. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

  13. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    If the price is right, buy! And this is an order!:happy:
    Maybe you can get more off if you fuss about the missing stopper.

    Yes, it is Chinese Export Silver, probably the early years of the 20th century. The silver fineness may not be sterling, Chinese used ca .800- ca .950. This could be towards the lower end, but still genuine Chinese Export Silver.

    Horn is used for bottles, but I wouldn't expect it in an early 20th c. export bottle. They used it for snuff bottles, cow and buffalo horn, nothing illegal.
     
  15. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Thank you, AJ! I’m generally not a good haggler, but maybe I will try. :)
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Just channel me and make yourself believe you are Dutch.:D
     
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  17. Kathy Anderson

    Kathy Anderson Well-Known Member

    ;)
     
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