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Chinese Carnelian Pendants

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1920   item# 1302652 (stock# 3074)

Chinese Carnelian Pendants
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$250.USD 

Ensemble of vintage and antique carved carnelians. The small rings are circa 30 or 40 years old, the peaches and leaves are pre World War 2 and the small monkeys are late Qing- Early Republic. A couple of the rings have cracks/inclusions while one peach and leaf are broken where the hole would have gone. Total 19 pieces- see enlargements for metric scale. Ideal for jewelry makers and bead designers. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.


Warring States Agate Bangle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre AD 1000   item# 1298601 (stock# 3056)

Warring States Agate Bangle
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$1500.USD 

Collection of small chalcedony bangles with beautiful moon like luster fom the Warring States period (475-221 BCE). All have small chips and some have cracks and inclusions. The most badly damaged pieces may be seen in enlargement #11 also see enlargement #12 for reference. A couple of pieces have traces of lacquer as well as bronze accretions. Please examine enlargements for condition and scale.


Han Dynasty agate beads

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1298345 (stock# 3055)

Han Dynasty agate beads
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$1500.USD 

Collection of eight Dian Kingdom chalcedony “nipple beads” circa 400 BCE to 100 BCE. These button like ornaments were unique to this culture. These were used in decorating bronze buckles, funeral shrouds as well as clothing and strung as beads. The Dian were a fierce and independent kingdom living in the vicinity of Dianchi Lake in Yunnan Province which chronologically paralleled the Warring States and Han Dynasties, and was eventually annexed by the Han Emperor Wudi in 109 BCE. Thei ...click for details


Ancient Thai Agate Beads

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1297872 (stock# 3051)

Ancient Thai Agate Beads
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$420.USD 

Nice strand of Bronze Age, circa 2000 to 3000 year old, faceted and totally tubular agate beads. These were excavated from Sukhothai Province in north central Thailand, please see enlargements for scale and condition. Total length 70cm/27.8in.Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail included as part of purchase price.


Chinese Jade Lions, God of Prosperity, Han Dynasty Carnelian Cabochon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre AD 1000   item# 1283291 (stock# 2983)

Chinese Jade Lions, God of Prosperity, Han Dynasty Carnelian Cabochon
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$150.USD 

Ensemble of small jewelry or beading items including pair of small nephrite jade lions circa late Ming early Qing Dynasties, silver God Prosperity Qing Dynasty and carnelian cabochon that was originally in a bronze setting- probably Dian Culture, Yunnan Province (contemporary with the Chinese Han Dynasty). The cabochon has a man made convex indentation in the center as well as few inclusions/cracks in the stone- the color is outstanding! Free shipping via registered airmail include ...click for details


Warring States Agate Bangle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1272655 (stock# 2888)

Warring States Agate Bangle
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~Sold~ $150.USD 

Small chalcedony bangle with beautiful moon like luster from the Warring States period (475-221 BCE). There are small chips on the edge as well as two inclusions/cracks in the stone- see last enlargement for reference. D:4.3cm/1.7in with and 8mm thickness.


Ancient Chinese Red Agate Beads

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1266732 (stock# 2854)

Ancient Chinese Red Agate Beads
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~Sold to China, xie xie ni!~ $320.USD 

Rare strand of hexagonally faceted round beads from China. These have very large holes usually indicative of ancient workmanship. These were represented to me as Warring States, which is consistent about red agate and carnelian that have a long history of use in China particularly from the Warring States to Han Dynasty, where some really exquisite pieces were made. Having said this it is difficult to precisely date these as I do not have any references to this style of bead, but judg ...click for details


Ancient Carnelian Beads

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre AD 1000   item# 1263533 (stock# 2822)

Ancient Carnelian Beads
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~Sold to China- xie xie ni!~ $130.USD 

Nice strand of Kushan/Bactrian of mixed carnelian) beads. I acquired these along with coins dating 1st- 4th CE from the same site in North West Pakistan, so these can be dated no later than 1500 years old, having said this I have seen similar things dating as far back as 2000 BCE so these are probably much older and were traded down over the centuries. Strung on wire cable with screw type clasp. L: 45cm/17.8in.


Agate Babies and Bats

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1910   item# 1263385 (stock# 2819)

Agate Babies and Bats
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$320.USD 

Ensemble of six Qing Dynasty red agate and carnelian pieces carved into babies, bats and a “foo” dog face. Originally these were meant to be sewn on clothing- possibly a woman's cap, now they are strung on a macraméd faux silk chord. tThe pieces tend to hang too close together in the center or may be worn as a choker- a possible remedy might be to insert a wire into the chord to stiffen it up a bit. Otherwise I am selling these as set, ideal for a bead or jewelry design ...click for details


Agate Monkeys

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1910   item# 1263380 (stock# 2818)

Agate Monkeys
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$350.USD 

Seven Qing Dynasty red agate and carnelian monkey pendants. These are strung on a macraméd faux silk chord, however they tend to hang too close together in the center, a possible remedy might be to insert a wire into the chord to stiffen it up a bit. Otherwise I am selling these as set, ideal for a bead or jewelry designer. The loose larger piece depicts a monkey on a leaf holding a peach (this one has a chip on the back), note scale in enlargements.


Burmese Military Bead

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Jewelry: Pre AD 1000   item# 1243396 (stock# 2748)

Burmese Military Bead
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~sold to China, xie xie ni!~ $500.USD 

Exceptionally large and finely preserved, 11 band etched carnelian cylinder bead from the Pyu culture circa 300 CE to 700 CE. Describing this as a “military” bead is fairly apocryphal but seems to be the widely accepted term in bead collecting circles, and are said to indicate some sort of rank. I have two published references on these beads- Early Landscapes of Myanmar: Elizabeth Moore and Arts of Asia-Eyes on the Past: Samon and Pyu Beads in Myanmar: Elizabeth Moore and Terence Tam, vol. 38, ...click for details


Han Dynasty Agate

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1217607 (stock# 2677)

Han Dynasty Agate
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$400.USD 

Two chalcedony pendants circa Warring States to Han Dynasty. I have been told by knowledgeable jade collectors these used as curtain weights; please see last enlargement for referenced dating to at least Han Dynasty from Sparkling Splendours: The Taoshi Zhai Collection. There are a couple of inclusions in the smaller white one and some deep staining on the larger one indicating that this was buried with a metallic object for quite sometime. Scale is in enlargement 6. Both pieces have holes ...click for details


Ancient Chinese Agate Beads

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1189861 (stock# 2543)

Ancient Chinese Agate Beads
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~Sold to the U.S., thanks a bunch!~ $120.USD 

Pair of fine and rare biconal banded agate beads from China circa Warring States. I suspect these to be from Dian Culture, Yunnan. Note scale in enlargements.


Burmese Military Bead

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1189858 (stock# 2540)

Burmese Military Bead
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Sold to Hong Kong- Do jie lei! 

Good twelve striped etched carnelian bead from the Pyu culture circa 300 CE to 700 CE. Describing this as a “military” bead is fairly apocryphal but seems to be the widely accepted term in bead collecting circles, and are said to indicate some sort of rank. This type of bead is well documented, Early Landscapes of Myanmar: Elizabeth Moore and Arts of Asia-Eyes on the Past and Samon and Pyu Beads in Myanmar: Elizabeth Moore and Terence Tam, vol. 38, #1, which suggests enough, the chemicals used i ...click for details


Khmer banded agate bead

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000   item# 1155333 (stock# 2420)

Khmer banded agate bead
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~Sold to China, xie xie ni!~ $250.USD 

Fine and rare circa 6th CE slightly tapered cylindrical Cambodian agate bead. I acquired this about 10 years ago in Thailand, originally this was said to be from Cambodia and pre Khmer. I was perusing a book recently, which has a photo of this type of bead- Khmer Gold: Gifts for the Gods: Emma Bunker and Douglas Lateford, which places this as pre 6th century which would make it either Chenla or Funan Kingdoms, and excavated in Banteay Meanchy Province, Cambodia, which backs this up. L: 6.7cm ...click for details

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