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Ancient Chinese Glass Beads

Ancient Chinese Glass Beads

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1325797

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Ensemble of very old beads, I found these in a small shop in Phrae, Northeast Thailand a few years ago. The green mottled beads are late Qing Dynasty Peking glass, the brown glass tapered tube bead emulating agate was probably made for the Funan or Chenla Kingdoms as I have agate beads from the same period which are pretty much identical, the white bead with orange splash is at least early Qing. The jewel in the crown, so to speak, is the roughly faceted blue glass Chinese eye bead which is more than 1000 years old (possibly much more). Also included are an ancient glass striped bead and one very old Bronze Age carnelian bead. For the specialist collector or bead enthusiast- scale is cm noted in enlargements.