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Subject:shell bi pendant
Posted By: david Tue, Feb 13, 2018 IP: 2607:fea8:1d5f:f819:

Hello, Can someone please translate the etched characters in this shell bi pendant and give me an approx date on it? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.





Subject:Re: shell bi pendant
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Reading,
花好圓月  - Blooming flowers and full moon -
(usu. as a congratulatory message for sb.`s marriage)
The 3rd character (圓)is written in the simplified
form means, it has been made after the 1950-es.
In my opinion it could be only a couple of years old.

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:花好月圓
Posted By: Super Fri, Feb 16, 2018

A very common cheng yu (4-character Chinese idiom),
reading from top to bottom, then from left to right on your pendant:

花好月圓

花好 - when flowers are blooming and perfectly beautiful;
月圓 - when the moon is full (round like a circle).

usually used in congratulating other's marriage.

Probably made in the 40s or 50s.


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