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Striped Agate not Finished Bead from China-Tibet, 中国古董条纹玛瑙珠 (0621)

CAD 987.45 or Best Offer 19d, 14-Day Returns

Seller: paropamiso.gioielli (588) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 111571105136 Very good quality antique banded agate. This type of bead can be found in the Himalayan regions, like this one, but also in the Persian area. Ancient, with few nicks and very fine usage patina. An absolutely natural and marvellous pattern! 3 eyes on one of the tops. This bead could be dated to the TANG period (618CE - 907CE). THE PECULIARITY IS THE BEAD IS NOT FINISHED: IT MISSES THE HOLE! See about "The History of Beads", Thames & Hudson, L. S. Dubin, in the chapter dedicated to the asian agate beads, and, for a picture, page 53. Even in J.W. Lankton' "A Bead Timeline", vol.1, The Bead Society of Greater Washington, 2003, table at page 44, section 484 Size: length: 22mm. diameter: 11mm. weigth: 3,79grms. Import duties, sales taxes (vat) and other charges are not included in the item prices or in the shipping charges. These charges are under the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be, before bidding / buying. If you are not satisfied of your purchase, we accept return within 14 days for a full refund, less postage. Please look carefully to our pictures and read sizes and weight, because pictures are oversized to show lacks and values. We do not accept to undervalue our items. Please do not pay before receiving the final invoice including shipping fees. We’ll ship out of Europe purchases over euro 100,00 ONLY by FedEx courier. Insurance on demand. Our items are vintage or antique and will show signs of age. However we will point out any damage or fault. Please look at our pictures, they are extremely precise, but they are just pictures, so colors could change from monitor to monitor. If you have any doubt about colors, please call us or write to us for any information. Please email us for any questions or additional photos. Although the utmost care is taken with packing and dispatch; all items are sent at owner’s risk. Condition: Very good condition., Material: Agate

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