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    Posted 6 years ago

    glasslove
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    I found these beads this weekend and bought them because I thought they looked kind of old. They have what looks like a grasshopper possibly on each bead. I am not sure what they are made of because they are knotted so tight. Any thoughts or knowledge on these is appreciated.

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    1. glasslove glasslove, 6 years ago
      Hi Phil! Yes they do seem hand painted there is some kind of bug with wings on each one and they are the same but not uniformly the same. I will try to get a better picture of the insect.
    2. glasslove glasslove, 6 years ago
      thank you for the love aghcollect!
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      I thought it was bees and flowers? The clasp looks vintage to me.
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Are the beads heavy, light, cold, slippery, rough, painted, etched?
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      I think it is a vintage export chinese porcelain necklace. From the filigree clasp, the silk cordon thread and the decor. I never encountered a black and white like your's!
    6. glasslove glasslove, 6 years ago
      Hi all thanks for your help! the beads are cool to the touch and they sound like they they could be porcelain also could be bees. I believe it is painted but looks etched also I could not scratch any marks onto them with my fingernail or scratch the paint either.
    7. davyd286, 6 years ago
      That's because the porcelain is fired again after it's painted, so the paint or glaze stays put.
    8. davyd286, 6 years ago
      Black ones are not often seen, blue and white beads are more common.
    9. glasslove glasslove, 6 years ago
      Hi davyd! thank you for your thoughts :)

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