Antique Objects

Chinese Bead Carved in a Fruit Pit, 18th century or earlier

Rare late Ming dinasty haidao with two erotic scenes.

The art of fruit pit carving (haidao) began in the 8th century bce, and first examples date from the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279); it became very popular during the Ming Dynasty (1386 – 1644). The popularity grew up until the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911).

  • Length:                  3,2cm.
  • Diameter:              1,7cm.
  • Weight:                  2,96grms.


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