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Lot 0066
Qing Dynasty carved ChenXiang Chinese prayers beads necklace in original cinnabar covered round trinket box. Comprised of well strung one hundred eight round carved ChenXiang wood beads, adorned with golden-yellow knotted tassel. The cinnabar box is in flattened cylindrical shape, finely carved with scrolling interlocking ruyi. All lacquer reserved in characteristically maroon-red translucent color. Cinnabar is made of mercuric sulfide which is a chief ingredient used in Taoist tinctures of Outer Alchemy. The Cinnabar is smooth to the touch and is free of cracks or damage. Deep red color gives off a waxy sheen as the light dapples across its surface. Aloes wood, also referred to ChenXiangMu or agarwood, diffuses a distinctive fragrance and hence it is highly treasured, especially in China, Japan, and Tibet. The wood is typically only found in small segments of usable material, which are traditionally pieced together to make small scholar's articles. Its aromatic qualities renders it valuable in the manufacture of incense. The Under-base bears a reign mark, a carved six gilt script script characters reign mark, Made of the years Qianlong Reign Period of The Great Qing Dynasty.

Measurements (Necklace): 38-1/4" L Box: 2-3/4" H x 8" Diam.

Condition

Over all in EXCELLENT Condition.
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Dimensions

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Starting Bid

$400.00

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CHENXIANG BEAD IN CINNABAR BOX

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