An eBay auction of older and more recent cinnabar beads
Re: Chinese "Cinnabar" and Cloisonne -- beadiste Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
07/13/2017, 21:21:33

Most of the beads appear to be the style from before World War II, that show up in vintage jewelry pieces from the 1930s. Note that this is the composition sometimes referred to as "putty," that often melts or decomposes somehow. Glossy.

A few other beads show a design and dry finish that seems more post-1960s, and a cloisonne bead with waxy "cinnabar."

recent eBay auction 182666554246

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