Peking Glass - (Glass Chinese)

Peking Glass - (Glass Chinese) Although glass was probably made in China from as early as c. 300 BC, most Chinese glass dates from after c.1662, when a glasswork was established in the Forbidden City. Chinese glass was largely used to imitate more precious materials such as white jade, lapis lazuli and other valuable minerals. One surprisingly common item is snuff bottles made in huge numbers as Imperial gifts.


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