All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1097435 (stock #TC370)
This antique Chinese glass bead was used as a toggle during the 1800's. I measures 1.25 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1297042 (stock #TC545)
Inside of ring has embedded pipe scale from the glass working process and exterior layer of glass has stress crack with small chip missing...stress crack would also be from glass making process... but ring has been stable for couple of centuries...ring was bought in South China late 90s along with several other rings (all stone and sold) but this one was so unusual that I kept it ...really is lovely