CHINA, 19th century silver hair pin


CHINA, QING dynasty, c. 1850-1910, hair pin, gently curved, flat with pinched waist and tips, some incised floral decoration, silver, 118x10mm, 12.05g, horn silver, VG

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In the 19th century there got to be a lot more silver in China, and ordinary people began to be able to afford to have some.

China is like the world: it has everything in it. The current evidence shows that there were people “everywhere” by about 12,000 years ago. In China they started writing stuff down about 5000 years ago, roughly the same time as Egypt and Sumer. The Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations are gone, but China is still here.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.