A large Tibetan necklace with a simulated conch shell, ribbed beads and tubular metal clasp that is decorated by 18 large white coral beads.
A necklace composed of six molded large ribbed paktong beads, 18 large round white coral beads, a metal clasp comprised of two tubes, two smaller ribbed beads and a hook clasp. The main pendant is a faux conch shell that was carved from bone and paktong mounts. Under magnification to bone has spots, and the material burns when touched with a hot needle. These are tell-tale signs of bone versus ivory.
The mount has a tooled design of butterflies on the front and the Buddha on the back. There is a carnelian bead mounted at the bottom of the conch shell. The style is very hands on and not perfect. The bone was stained in the interior for the sake of realism and age.
23” (58.4 cm) long. Hangs 14 ¾” (37.5 cm) Pendant measures 3 ¾” (9.5 cm) long. Silver balls are 17 mm diameter. Weighs 5.8 oz (160 g)
The necklace has one coral bead that looks cracked at the base but I believe this is just a natural imperfection in the material. The paktong has shined up very well. There are no dented or broken beads. The necklace looks like it was fairly recently restrung with new nylon cord.
A large Tibetan necklace that can make a bold statement and be seen from across a crowded room.
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