Vintage Chinese “Peking Glass” rare translucent blue fluted glass melon beads. Pkg. of 12. B11-bl-2122
Vintage Chinese “Peking Glass” rare translucent blue glass melon beads
Beautiful and rare old Chinese fluted glass melon beads. 11-12 mm average with 2mm hole. Each bead is unique and varies slightly in size, shape and number of flutes/grooves; this adds to the unique and genuine quality and beauty of the item. Made in early 1900s and imported 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 distinctive soft colors and bubbles of old Chinese glass made in Boshan, Shandong province in China. Before 1911, beads of this type were used in Mandarin Court jewelry. We are very excited to have acquired these gorgeous beads. These are very difficult to find and we have limited quantities.