Monthly Archives: September 2011

Chinese Antique Eggshell Porcelain Beads

“The Emperor’s Beads” … these are the only beads that have ever made me cry … I bought them online four  years ago… and when I opened the package I found out that Customs had opened the box – unwrapped the beads and had broken 21 beads… I was so upset that I put the […]

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Chinese Carved Lapis Imperial Beads

The Chinese love of the jade stone has a long and well known history… but the story of these carved lapis beads is not as well known. [ click on images to enlarge …. photos by: RP (Bob) Birt ] During the Qing Dynasty only members of the Imperial family were entitled to use pearls, […]

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