- Jun 18, 2013
This trade-mark or CW (workshop marking) identifier on you piece gives it added value!Thank you all for your comments. It is set in Gold but I've not been able to test the carat as shortly after I bought this last week I tripped and broke my patella, so am sofa bound.
I believe it dates to around 1900. The CW mark, i believe is the workshop/artisan mark for Cumwo, Queens Road, Hong Kong. Who were active c.1850-1900.
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Kari Anderson has a really interesting article on these trinkets from 1908, which it seems were made in early experiments and sold for the souvenir market. Mine is identical in design to the Buddha shown in the pic there. https://www.karipearls.com/chinese-pearls.html
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