Peking glass is a form of Chinese glassware that originated in Peking, China in the 18th century. It is made by dipping blown glass into many different layers of contrasting glass before carving away layers to reveal the colors and textures underneath.
The practice was so popular that glass works in Czechoslovakia began creating imitation Peking glass beads for jewelry in the late 19th century, which is what we have here.
One look at this gorgeous necklace and it's easy to see why Peking glass is so sought after!
Fashioned in antique brass with a wonderful aged patina, this necklace features a detailed bar chain with small Peking glass beads flanking double sided brass stampings with a 3-dimensional floral motif.
The pendant is a real showstopper with its large rectangular piece of Peking glass topped with stunning filigree floral and leaf detailing.
Necklace has no clasp and is made to pull over the head.
Chain Length: 31"
Pendant Width: 1.25"
Pendant Length: 2.75"
Condition: Very Good
There are a few tiny tarnished spots on the pendant where the brass is black and will not polish. The most noticeable is on the left side of the Peking glass pendant. It doesn't detract from the beauty of the piece, in fact we think it give it some character. Priced accordingly.