Rare old Chinese blue “Peking Glass” translucent 26" granulated strand. b11-bl-2124

Rare old Chinese blue “Peking Glass” translucent 26" strand


Item #: B11-bl-2124
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Rare old Chinese translucent blue bead strand. 26 inches Graduated from 15mm to 5mm. These are handmade wound glass beads and may be slightly irregular, which dds to the unique and genuine quality and beauty of the item. Early Deco Period, c. 1920s. The collection came with the label China Trading Company, Seattle. These beads are popularly called Peking glass but are not true Peking glass. These have the soft colors and bubbles of old Chinese glass made in Boshan, Shandong province in China.. Please note, this strand is almost 100 years old and the cotton thread has yellowed over time, distorting the color of the smaller beads as seen in the photograph. They are a true light blue.

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