Antique Objects

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

Haidao depicting the god of longevity, with a deer. Late Ming dinasty.

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:                    3,9cm.
  • Diameter:                1,6mm.
  • Weight:                    3,68grms.


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