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...| posted by Deborah Choate Chinese carved ivory tazza with the addition of a puzzle ball, Circa 1820 If you were to hear the word “puzzle,” the first thing that would probably come to mind would....... The Chinese puzzle balls of the early 19 th century are perhaps the most mysterious and nuanced crafts ever created. Even though these tiny treasures are not meant to be solved like a normal puzzle......, they are called “puzzle balls” due to the mystery and puzzling explanation behind their making. Technically speaking, they can be solved by aligning all the holes from each layer together; however, due... Read More »