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Chinese Carved Peach Pit Cinnabar Cloisonne Necklace

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Far Eastern: Pre 1960: Item # 1207443
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Chinese export long necklace in the form of prayer beads, with carved cinnabar lacquer beads, carved round peach pit beads, carved oblong olive nut or wood beads, and a large pendant or mala with cloisonne enameling in amber, red, black, green, and dark brown tones. Circa 1950. There are six oblong olive nut beads, four with monkey motifs, one with a tiger and one with what looks like a hyena possibly. There are eight peach pit beads and 37 cinnabar beads. 34 inches wearable length. The pendant with bail is 2 1/4 inches long. The cinnabar beads are 5/8 inch or 15mm. The carved monkey beads are 1 1/8 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. The carved animal beads are 1 1/8 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. The small carved peach pit beads are 1/2 inch wide and 12mm. Excellent condition. One monkey bead has some splits on one end but is completely stable. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.