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Old 2013-09-13, 23:33   #13
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Originally Posted by Flatlander View Post
I'll try to get a better shot of the internal markings.
Not on my account please. I am not going to be able to interpret anything.

Here are some silver export marks that look nothing like your ring.
http://www.925-1000.com/chinex_marks.html

I think this is really worth having a museum examine; It does not look ordinary.

Here are some porcelain marks
http://gotheborg.com/marks/datedporcelain.shtml

Here are some old Chinese coins. Old Korean coins look very similar (Modern ones have Hangul of course). This was interesting to look at; I was not aware of the knife and shovel money.
http://primaltrek.com/chinesecoins.html

None of this resembles your ring at least to my eye.

p.s. I thought that the tall character inside the ring might be 美 (měi) possibly "beauty" with the bottom of it opened up near the furigana/ruby characters

Last fiddled with by only_human on 2013-09-13 at 23:45 Reason: added postscript
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