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Exquisite examples of Ming and Qing jewelers' craft

Updated: 2015-02-04 15:52:16

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A pair of gold gilt bracelets from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) sold for 115,000 yuan ($18,369). [Photo/ english.cguardian.com]

The Ming and Qing dynasties are seen as the most prestigious times for gold and silver ware in Chinese history. Creative skills and manufacturing processes reached their peak and jewelry from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods are currently hot favorites for collectors. Let’s see some fantastic pieces to have gone under the hammer at China Guardian Auctions.

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