|Chinese Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Beads 1970s|
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Oddly, I'm uncertain whether the lines displayed on the edges of the carving in the first bead are layers of lacquer, or artifacts of a toothed carving tool. The layers on the second bead are apparent; it also seems to be better carved and with a shiny lacquer surface instead of the dry surface of the first bead. What seems to be a difference in the type of lacquer applied - shiny vs dry - also shows up in the necklace beads in the next photos.
The beads on the right are molded waxy something - you can see where the mold line around the edge has been smoothed away.
The guri carved lacquer bead shows the multiple alternating layers of red and black.