late 19th c. or early 20th c.
Museum Purchase

Abacus. Description: teak wood, bamboo slides for circular beads with sharp rims; ivory strip veneer with Chinese letters divides beads, Newcastle Chinese. (D. Peterson 2/79) Date: 20th C. China? Abacus; light brown wood frame; horizontal bar w/ ivory plate having characters in black: 13 wood rods w/ brown elepitical wood beads. Condition: good: corners seperating; one bead missing. Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 3/4.

Used: Newcastle ~ Chinese | Chinese American?

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