Vintage Chinese Export Sterling Dragon Cuff
Chinese Vintage Jewellery
Amazing Big Chinese Dragon Cuff
Amazing Chinese Export heavy sterling silver cuff. Two detailed and intricate dragons on either side of solid silver dome. A heavy gauge of silver, wide cuff, very unusual.
Internal Circumference 16.7cm + 3.3cm Gap / 6.8cm Diameter / 3.4cm Wide;
Sterling and a hallmark of Chinese characters
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild silver wear commensurate with age, there is a minor production crease (top left in pic) at top on both sides, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage piece.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.