I recently bought a small jade item and attempted to translate the seal on the bottom. After many hours of searching, I was unable to translate the characters. I believe they are Chinese characters, found some similar looking characters in small seal script but nothing matching what I have. Any help would be appreciated.

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the character is a type called 经典繁方篆,a old standard chinese character around 1300BC to 1046BC

天福 is the name of a silver shop at TianJin during the period of the Republic of China(1912-1949)

纹银 means standard silver in ancient China

so the mean may be 天福's standard silver.

this probably a gift for their customers.

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