Old Chinese deep carved cinnabar lacquer beads. This bead was made with multiple layers of red and black lacquer and then hand carved revealing the striping of red and black layers in the grooves of the design. The visible layers are evident in the genuine old lacquer cinnabar. Modern cinnabar beads are generally made with a molded resin rather than lacquer. These beads are very rare and hard to find as they are no longer being produced. 30mm. Sold individually.