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What Came First the Chicken or the EGA?


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#1 Dirk

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:09 AM

Here is a Chinese silver belt buckle, made for a Marine c. 1930-40. Again, I believe this is the work of Peking jeweler Teh Ling based on the markings. His store was located close to the Marine Embassy compound, so we see a lot of his work around. A delicate, well made piece, but looks like they struggled with the EGA....which at first glance looks more chicken than eagle. Yet it is still a pleasing piece, that I am happy to add to the collection. Would love to see some Chinese made EGAs.

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#2 warguy

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:21 AM

Very nice piece Dirk. Thanks for sharing. Kevin

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:56 AM

Thats very nice.

Wonder if the jeweler was more accustomed to making things with the traditional peacock than an eagle?

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:01 AM

Chicken? No, Peking duck....



#5 Dirk

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:24 AM

Thanks guys! I guess I would like to see some other Chinese made Eagles to see why he was so off here. Another Fourm member got a beautiful Chinese silver trophy in and although the eagle is better far done, it does have some vague charactistics of this one. Yes, maybe a "Peking duck" EGA would be a better description....;)

Edited by Dirk, 27 April 2017 - 09:29 AM.


#6 bobgee

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:45 AM

I love it! Great China Marine acquisition, Dirk, Congrats! Bob

 

P.S. That sure doesn't look like the Western Hemisphere! Poetic license by the jeweler, perhaps?


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#7 Dirk

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:30 AM

More like Vietnam than the Western Hemisphere ;)

#8 kanemono

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 11:00 AM

Dirk,

That is a beautiful belt buckle. Here is a Chinese made EGA from a shooting trophy. This also looks like a chicken.

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