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Vintage 1930’s Green Peking and

Drizzle Glass Bead Necklace


Strung on nylon-coated steel jewellery wire, this necklace is made of 1930’s graduated green mock Peking glass, alternating with Art Deco green drizzle glass beads.  


Peking glass was originally a form of Chinese glassware that originated in the 18th century and was used predominately for snuff bottles and decorative glass items.  These beads replicate the original glassware but are frequently mottled green on the surface with a spatter technique.  


It was an extremely popular early type and colour of spatter glass.  Some say it was used to replicate the green Chinese jade beads of much higher value.  The drizzle glass beads are from the same era and are made individually by drizzling molten glass over the round glass bead, creating unique surface undulations.  


This necklace is graduated; the smaller 6mm beads at the back graduating evenly to the largest 15mm beads at the centre front, which have been capped with period brass bead caps.  It measures 62cm (24.5 inches) with the original white metal push-in wedge clasp.  


The necklace has been re-strung for security and to preserve the smooth flow when wearing it.

The necklace is sold with a matching pair of glass bead drop earrings, on silver ball and post findings with butterfly backs, for pierced ears.


To buy this Necklace and Earrings Set for £125

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