Real thing and not the newly made replicas. For your consideration is this very strand of beads from the early 1900s.There is amazing hand carving with these olive pits. Beads about 1 1/8 inches X 5/8 inches. Together it weighs 72.2 grams. There are a total of 21 beads, 20 carved with faces of different expressions - simply amazing. The center bead has a landscape design.
These were originally strung on a different cord that has frayed and I have used a newer cord to temporarily put them together, The beads are old and you will not be disappointed. Hard to find and a good eye can spot right away how different it is from the modern replicas! The item "Genuine Antique Chinese Hediao Olive Nut Fruit Pit Carved Lohan Buddha Beads" is in sale since Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "sunnyjkw" and is located in Stamford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.