(0249) Chinese Bead Carved in a Fruit Pit, 19th century or before

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Seller: paropamiso.gioielli (849) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 121335016598 The art of fruit pit carving (haidao) began in the 8th century bce, and first examples date from the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279); it became very popular during the Ming Dynasty (1386 - 1644). The popularity grew up until the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). This bead has human figures, animals, and flowers, a wonderful colour and gorgeous patina.No damages, stringing holes wear. Datable to the 19th century or before (Qing Dynasty). Size: 32mm. x 15mm. 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: Amazing quality, Material: Fruit pit or Nut, Provenance: China

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