|Comments from Rick Sprague's article|
|Re: An observation on contemporary "Boshan" style millefiori beads -- beadiste||Post Reply||Edit||Forum||Where am I?|
[Here I interrupt to opine that they might also have been made in Boshan during the post-Liberation revival of the glass factories, and were simply purchased by Hong Kong buyers and sold there.]
These beads were strung on elastic to be used as infant-girl bracelets, a specialty item prepared for sale and, thus, like the buttons in the grasslands, may have a wider distribution than simple strings of beads. At no time did we observe any specific type of decorated beads outside of a specific city area except for one case. In Beijing, a single small string of beads was purchased in an antique shop that included six modern Boshan-like decorated beads strung with several plain beads. The price was vastly inflated at a markup from Boshan of over 200%.