Not accidental - a comparison of the two styles
Re: One newer Chinese bead seems to have been accidentally mixed in with the old Japanese beads: -- Frederick II Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
03/08/2017, 08:23:10

The Chinese goldfish bead is indeed about a hundred years newer than the Japanese examples, but the precision of the wirework on such a tiny thing seemed comparable. A more free-flowing naturalistic design vs brocade pattern - a difference in concept, not skill.

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