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I do not have an immediate answer to your question, but I hope to send some clues to you.

Please take a look at the publications of Robert H. Brill.

Many are available in full-text on the Corning Museum of Glass website:

His three-volume set, Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses, may be read online:

Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses. Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 1999-2012. 3 v.  OR

Dr. Brill has retired from the museum; if you wish to contact him directly, his email address is:

I am also sending a bibliography of some resources about ancient glass techniques.

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Meanwhile, I will take a look for native American beads and early enameling techniques.

Can you come to the Rakow Library to continue your research?

Please let me know if I am on the right track.