Peking Glass Beads

Francis Jr., Peter
December 1990
Ornament;Winter90, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p66
The article discusses the so-called Peking glass beads. Though the term is well established, there is a great chance that very few glass beads were ever made in the Chinese city now called Beijing. Peking glass beads are defined as wound glass beads with usually less than perfect shape and often with a small "peak" of glass on one or both ends.


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