VINTAGE Chinese Porcelain BEAD White Blue Focal 28mm pkg1 POR153

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VINTAGE Chinese Porcelain BEAD White Blue Focal 28mm pkg1 POR153

Details

Vintage Chinese porcelain clay oval focal bead in white and blue! This bead is very ornate from the late 1970s and is a stunning focal bead, as it is quite large and measures 28mm x 20mm!

As you can tell from the photographs, despite being at least 30 years old, it has an excellent sheen with intricate patterns of blue floral images and Chinese characters.

I sold a few beads very similar to this one a number of months ago and didn't think I had any more, but just found one more strand! It was purchased during an early trip to the Far East to be used in a design I was submitting to the Smithsonian Institution for their summer catalog.

Price is for 1 of these elegant beads which we 100% guarantee to be vintage Chinese porcelain and from the late 1970s

This beads looks absolutely stunning when mixed with lapis - please check out the gemstone lapis beads I have in my shop!

I sold many of these porcelain beads through the Smithsonian Institution's museum shop and mail order catalog during the 1980s and they were also featured in trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during this same time period.

You'll never see beads like this nowadays at your neighborhood gem show or neighborhood bead shop!

You can read more about my career as a jewelry designer in my profile page!

Materials Used

porcelain, porcelain clay, ceramic, chinese porcelain, blue and white porcelain, chinese characters, chinese flowers porcelain clay

Product Attributes

Color: Blue

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Shipping

All Other Countries
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $1.25

Australia
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $1.25

United Kingdom
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $1.00

Canada
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $0.75

United States
First Item: $3.00
Additional Items: $0.40

Policies

We try to ship (First class) within 72 hours of receiving payment. Insurance will add a bit more depending on the value of your purchase.Our products ship first class mail and Priority Mail in the USA and First Class international.
If the customer wishes to have tracking and insurance for international orders,the package must be shipped either Express or Priority mail. Please contact us for such estimated shipping costs.
We cannot be responsible for shipments lost in transit unless insured by the customer.

**We automatically insure DOMESTIC packages if they're $100 or more! All such packages have a tracking number and normally ship USPS First Class *** Priority mail is $7.50 FOR UP TO 1 lb. of merchandise.
For international shipping of higher value items, please contact us for a shipping quotation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2016
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $3.60 covers any first class shipment up to 8 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $13.50 for any package weighing from 1-8 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $13.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). Please bear with us for a few weeks while we change our listings to account for the new rates. We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.

All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!

All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.

All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.

If you ever have a problem with a damaged bead or jewelry, don't hesitate to contact us. We are only human, and with so many orders going out on a daily basis, there is always room for error. We will replace your order (assuming we have more in stock), issue you a store credit, or give you a full refund if the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped within 7 days of receiving your order if you are not fully satisfied. You must notify us as soon as you receive your order if there is a problem.
We want you to be 100% thrilled with your purchases!

We value each and every customer and are delighted that you have chosen to shop in our store! Customer relations are extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on the authenticity of what we sell, how we package it, and being accessible to all of you should a question or a problem ever arise.

Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem

Reviews

mojogirl58 on Sep 24, 2016
5 stars

Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
Patron292488 on Jun 22, 2015
5 stars

I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Patron129202 on Feb 19, 2015
5 stars

Lovely color;!interesting stones.
Patron249228 on Apr 5, 2014
5 stars

When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Patron249228 on Apr 5, 2014
5 stars

Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!

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