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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....... Throughout history, the Chinese have been known for creating beautiful works of arts and crafts. 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... Read More »