Re: Age of Chinese enamel bead?
Re: Age of Chinese enamel bead? -- jrj Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Frederick II Post Reply
11/01/2018, 18:15:52

After nearly fifty years of experience with antique Chinese beads, having handled about five or six graduated necklaces with this type of enamelwork, and fewer than twenty loose ones (they are scarce)

I find this type of enamelwork is rarely found in Mandarin Court Necklaces. But more often in beads made for fashion in the 1920's and 1930's

The way to rule out the possibility it may be from a MCN, is to measure the bead. While the Mandarin Court Necklace is always the same length, the size of the beads in a MCN varies just slightly.



Modified by Frederick II at Fri, Nov 02, 2018, 21:10:55

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