A Long Strand of Mixed Antique Venetian African Trade Beads


On offer are long strands of mixed antique Venetian trade beads dating to late 1800, early 1900s.

The strands are very long, about 47", each strand containing approximately 90-100 beads. The beads range from 8 to 20 mm, with an average length of about 12mm, and are 5-8mm in diameter.

Most of the beads are Venetian, with a few old Bohemian trade beads intermixed. Venetian beads are a good variety and include some green, blue, and occasionally black 4-5 layer chevrons, crumb beads, millefiori, and other varieties, including yellow elbow beads. The strands vary in detail but are rather similar on the whole. You will get a random strand. If would like to see yours before it is shipped, please let us know and we will send a photo.

The scale photo shows a single strand. The other photos show multiple strands

See the last photo for size/scale. The beads are in good age-appropriate condition. A few have chips and nicks.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, and especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however mistakes are certainly possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in description, we invite you to please contact us and let us know. We are always grateful for any new information. We also accept returns no questions asked. See our Return Policy for detail.

COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light, and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with a naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

WE COMBINE SHIPPING and will refund any overage. Contact us when placing the order and we will work with you to ensure the best available shipping cost.