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Chinese Hand Carved Overlay Peking Glass Box


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Glass: Pre 1920: Item # 1305102
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A rare hand carved Chinese peking glass square box. Chinese Overlay Carved Glass, also known as Peking Glass, is a traditional form of art that starts with a one-color glass base, dipped into contrasting colored glass one layer at a time. The artist then carves away portions of the overlaid glass to reveal layers of other colors underneath. It is a lengthy and tedious process that is time consuming and labor intensive. In the old days, glass is very easy to break and very hard to carve. A square box of Peking glass was rare. The size of the box is about 4.5" square. It is in very good condition.