|Thank you for looking carefully. Moreover, I appreciate your diplomacy, Will.|
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Recalling the year in which Kika bought the bead in Beijng, 2008, I visited Curio City, an antiques shopping mall in Beijing, daily during three trips that year alone. And I have been to Beijing dozens of times. At times, Curio City has been flooded with better copies than the black red and white one.
Will: You are a gentleman and a scholar. You have defended your stance beautifully. You should run for President of the United States. I will vote for you. Especially if you promise to build a bead museum in every major city.
When playing the role of judge and jury in the bead market, we have to weigh the clues which lead us to our decisions -this is especially important with Warring States beads because the Chinese market inspires copyists like no other. In this case, I have never been on the fence.
I am very busy this afternoon. But I can address the bead in question in detail later…How can we reach Pipane? Perhaps Kika or those with experience making beads would like to say more. I am especially interested in hearing from those who have experimented with usage of hydrochloric acid on beads -which I have witnessed in Beijing.