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Margaretologist 13(1) Issue 29 2000

The Beads of Bohemia

Part 1 of 4

A miniature from a manuscript of Sir John Mandeville's Travels in the British Museum.

The glass furnace and workers are assumed to be Bohemian, around 1420.

Similar furnaces have been excavated from this period in northern Bohemia.

Special glasses - composition,
Anna green and Anna yellow -
are Czech hallmarks.

Anna green and yellow and other colors made into beads with conical holes and ground facets.

Beads apparently made with the two-man molds. The holes are quite straight and the seam passes through the apertures.

In each case, one end of each bead is broken. Ground decoration from the edge of a wheel.

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