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    Posted 8 years ago

    Moonstonel…
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    The story goes that this was my Great Grandfathers treasures from China. He was a great philanthropist and built Museums and Libraries in Japan. He was intrigued by Asian Culture and bought many fine pieces from China. This was bought in the 1800's and during WW2 it fell during the bombings. So it was on an Ivory post that was pegged into the Ivory stand. I hope you like this piece!!!

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    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Phil, thanks for the quick loving!!!
    2. lundy lundy, 8 years ago
      wow that is very nice ,
    3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      lundy, thank you!!! Its going to the girls when they get older. My Mother is by- passing me and giving to the kids!
    4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Tony, thanks for loving!!!!
    5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      MattyG, thanks for loving!!!
    6. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      This is an ivory 'mystery ball.' The mystery is in the ability to carve out layers of inner spheres. I have one with 14 layers. If you're careful, you should be able to line up the inner layers and count the number. They are still made today and I have no idea how it's done. The largest I've ever seen was about 8" in diameter.
    7. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      rniederman, thank you for your information....changed my title...XOXOXO
    8. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      So very precious there the best things to have fine detail
    9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Zowie, thank you...it really does!!!
    10. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 8 years ago
      Wow... what a beauty.
    11. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      DrFluffy, thank you
    12. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      wow stunning ! I love this and the detail ! Super post :-) xo
    13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Mani, thank you...I love the detailing also!! I took about 50 pictures to just get this one....LOL I need help!
    14. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      I hope you get to find out more info. Today I brought up some pictures that went to auction before our move. So today has been productive as I have also learnt something else. You & your family have a great day.
    15. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Zowie, I don't have too much information....but willing to learn more!!! You have a blessed day XOXOO
    16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Moonie, thanks for loving!!
    17. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      walksoftly, XOXOXOX
    18. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 8 years ago
      hey mom how are you!!!!:))))
    19. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 8 years ago
      I miss you so much:)
    20. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Moonie, miss you my baby!!!
    21. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 8 years ago
      miss you too:)

    22. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Moonie, counting the hours:))))
    23. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 8 years ago
      me too I cant wait to come home to you and my sister:))))!!!!
    24. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Moonie, I am proud of you XOXOXO
    25. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 8 years ago
      for what mom :))))
    26. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Moonie, u being you!! You always make me smile:))))
    27. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 8 years ago
      you make me smile all the time XOXOXOXOXO
    28. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 8 years ago
      have to go talk to you tonight maybe XOXOXO
    29. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 8 years ago
      bye mommy love you kiss kiss XOXOXO!!!!!!!:)))))
    30. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Moonie, XOXOXOXOXO
    31. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      See how much love you have out there how can you go wrong, just be strong & loving as you always appear to be. HUGS & KISSES we all need them
    32. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Zowie, thank you for your confidence and strength!! XOXOXOXOXO
    33. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      You have the strength & confidence you just need space to sort it all out. Just remember it doesn't matter how hard we try not to hurt anyone but someone usually does in one way or another just do the best for yourself & girls you will know when it's Wright.
    34. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      this reminds me of a very similar one my grandfather had. i wonder what happened to it?

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