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Chinese Hand Carved Puzzle Ball Dragons 18 Layers For Sale
Chinese Hand Carved Puzzle Ball Dragons 18 Layers
Incredibly beautiful and intricate Chinese Puzzle Ball. It has 16 seperate and freely moving layers, each within the other. A fascinating and incredible piece of artistry and workmanship. Alot of work goes into these detailed designs. It comes on it's own teak display stand and is available in different size balls from 6 layers to 18 layers. Puzzle balls with 8, 10 & 12 layers have Dragons only on them. Puzzle balls with 16 and 18 layers have both dragons and Phoenix birds on them (16 layer 3 Dragons & 3 Phoenix; 18 layer 4 Dragons & 3 Phoenix)
18 layer Puzzle ball approx. 11Cm or 4.25 inches
HOW PUZZLE BALLS AREMADE? The sphere is turned on a lathe then conical holes are drilled towards the center. The maker has a set of "L" shaped tools the one with the longest upright has the shortest cutter and the one with the shortest upright has the longest cutter. Starting with the longest tool he lowers it to the narrow bottom of each hole in turn and rotates it to cut the innermost ball free. Then he gets the second tool which does not reach so far down the hole but can cut a wider arc and separates the second ball. He continues working from the innermost to outermost shell. For obvious reasons, usually only the outermost balls are elaborately carved.The outer layer is twice as thick as the inner layers. This is because the two outer layers are fused together. The reason for this is that the outer layer with the dueling dragons is carved so deeply that if it were free moving it would be too fragile and shatter, so it has to be fused to the 2nd layer to make it strong enough to avoid breaking. The very inner ball at the center is also counted as a layer making up the total number of layers. Therefore counting the center ball and the other moveable layers will make up the total layers of the ball minus two layers, those remaining two layers are the ones fused together making up the outer shell.For example - an 18 layer ball will have 16 moveable layers (including the center ball) plus the 2 fused outer layers.
ThisChinese Puzzle Balldoes not come from elephants, and therefore is perfectly legal to own and sell. It also does not harm any animals or endangered species.
Ox bone is the most used substance, ground into a fine powder and mixed in with synthetic resins specially formulated to give the look, feel and weight of real ivor*.
The basic shapes of the finished products are then cast, hand carved to the final design, and then hand painted so each piece is a hand carved unique product.
Not only does this process protect all endangered animals from harm, but results in a beautiful work of art at very affordable prices.
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Item could take about2 to3 business days before shipping, and about 1 to 2 weeks for receiving to your location, depending of the carrier.
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I only accept payment via PayPal. The winning buyer will pay calculated shipping costs for this item based on the weight and dimensions when packaged. Use the Shipping Calculator at the bottom of this sale to receive a shipping total. Item will take about2 to 4 business days before shipping, and about 2 to 8 weeks for receiving to your location, depending of the carrier and your country. Shipping insurance does not cover any scratches, dings, or minor scuffs and is only for total damage or loss of item. Customs and import duties are the responsibility of the customer. Please contact your local customs office for details on how these charges are assessed and applied. Insurance, if desired, must be requested BEFORE shipment leaves and an additional charge will be added to your shipping costs. While we have never lost a shipment in transit we cannot guarantee delivery after it leaves our store unless you request and purchase delivery and damage insurance. Customs can often delay international shipping orders; we appreciate your patience if an item takes longer than usual for delivery.
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IF YOU WIN MORE THAN ONE sale YOU WILL GET A DISCOUNT ON THE SHIPPING COSTS.
Other shipping options can be requested at the time of purchase, I only use two companies USPS, and UPS, we reserve the right tochange the shipping company at the last moment in order to speed up and/or to ensure the safety of the item.
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On Oct-03-11 at 16:14:59 PDT, seller added the following information: