Monday, May 12, 2014

Puzzling Evidence - The Dragon of Lao Tian Li 老天利, continued

Ebay vendor bigpelican has on offer a fine example of one of Lao Tian Li's dragons - see previous post on this topic here.  (Photos posted with permission)
Note the liveliness of the dragon and the detail in its rendering.

Fine detail in the feet, and background clouds of notable neatness and precision.

Signature engraving - I don't know what the FI inside the diamond signifies.  The characters, of course, read from right to left - "Lao Tian Li Made."

What does all this have to do with beads?  To be continued...