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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 box in the back of the closet and didn’t look at them until a few months ago.

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11-11-07 Chinese Antique Eggshell Porcelain Beads

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I opened the box again last month to begin restring the remaining (57) beads. They are rare porcelain and hollow and yellow – you can see from the fragments how thin the porcelain is... hence the term "eggshell".

“Yellow was the color associated with the Emperor and the Royal family”… Chinese Art, Welch.

These are the most amazing beads that I have ever owned.

Singapore RE 2.5.2