Stunning Necklace of L-A-R-G-E Chinese Blue Porcelain Beads
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ITEM: Found among the costume jewelry lot that Art and I recently purchased, I offer up this strand of blue porcelain beads from China. The necklace was found in an ordinary white box but in the box was a gift card dated 6-24-89 - the giver said "wear these in good health!" The beads are all of the same design with a lot of Chinese characters to each piece. Because each bead was hand made, you can definitely spot the variances in each one. Gilt tongue-in clasp closure that bears a portion of a Chinese character inscribed into the side.
CONDITION: All the beads are in very nice condition. The blue string upon which they are strung appears to be secure but I definitely would restring the piece as soon as possible because, in my opinion, the clasp is simply too small and not of enough "heft" to last through another 26+ years. Clasp does show a bit of wear to the gold finish.
METAL CONTENT: I say Silver Gilt only because clasps of this type were usually of this material.
HALLMARKS: None save for the portion of inscribed Chinese charater.
SIZE: Length of the strand is about 32". Each bead is 1-1/16" x 13/16" thick.
WEIGHT: 203 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: WoW!
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