Surprisingly lightweight, a trio of delicate glass beads—each handmade using the ancient technique of lampworking—is strung on an adjustable cord of red American leather and finished with a 2.5"l. silk tassel. This Glass Cube Dangle Necklace is handmade in Canada by jewelry artist Alicia Niles. Each bead will vary slightly.
More than decorations, Qing dynasty empresses were multi-taskers, who often wielded exceptional influence in the arts, religion, politics, and diplomacy, in addition to their duties as mothers and royals. We've curated a collection of apparel and accessories in sumptuous fabrications, vivid prints, and rich red and coral colors—all of which echo the beauty of the lavish court robes and jewelry—several examples of which are included in the exhibit of Qing empress' costumes, jewelry, paintings, and furnishings exhibited at our Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Glass slider bead adjusts the length of 21"l.