Not exactly.
Re: On its own, the cloisonné bead is a pretty nifty example. -- Frederick II Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadiste Post Reply
10/24/2018, 10:05:17

These dragon/phoenix are really pretty crude, not even up to the level of skill expended on things like matchboxes. It's the mismatch between the bead and the nice kansazhi that makes this piece interesting. Is it an example of 1930s Japanese use of an "exotic" Chinese bead? Is it a marriage cooked up by some sketchy "antiques" dealer?

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