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Beads From a Court Necklace

Two lapis beads, 25mm each, hand carved and reticulated.

1-0012-757783 Each bead has been pierced at least 40 times and the beads appear to have been hollowed out on the inside. 72 wooden beads, hand carved and reticulated.


The wooden beads appear to be identical to the beads in the Mandarin Court necklace pictured in Margaret Duda’s book Four Centuries of Silver, a great book for anyone interested in Chinese ornaments.

0009-784619The lapis beads still take my breath away….

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