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Question- how does one tell the difference between Japanese and Chinese cloisonne beads? Is it mainly the design that helps you decide origin or the wire work technique, base metal such as copper, the colors used??..And what about age- how do you decide how relatively old or new the bead is? Are you able to give me some basic hints please?
This difference brings to mind an episode of Antiques Roadshow and an Antique Japanese red cloisonne vase:
Do the difference that point to origin in larger pieces like vases hold true for beads in any way?
Thanks so much, Anne H.