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Chinese Antique Carved Peach Pit Beads

This post might have been easily  titled "The Peach Pits of Immortality?" The small 10mm carved olive pits in this 19th century necklace may look familiar to you if you have been reading this blog for a while …


[ click on images to enlarge …. photos by: RP (Bob) Birt ]

They are the same size and carving as the pit beads in the Mandarin Court Necklace in PictureBook (2010-02-01). [link]

What makes this necklace special to me are the four huge carved peach pits… 40mm x 20mm with 2 carved with a monkey riding a horse and 2 carved with Buddhist monks.

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  1. Posted May 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Truly wonderfully-made bracelet with four stunning carved peach pits. Thanks for sharing it. I love it. 🙂

  2. James
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:42 am | Permalink

    Looks fabulous, entirely different style of beads!!! Thanks for sharing

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