A Group of Antique Bohemian African Trade Rare Shape Crystal Beads (0791AG)



On offer are several groups of matched African Trade beads, which are believed to be of Bohemian origin. These beads were made in the 1800s and traded to Africa.

The beads are of unusual shape. Each bead is somewhat dome-shaped, with a convex base. The stringing hole goes through the top 1/3 of the dome, allowing the beads to stack as shown in the photos when strung. These are really beautiful beads, in a rare shape, a designer's dream.

The beads are roughly in 2 sizes: 12x7 and 7x6, but differ somewhat in shape. They are assembled into matched groups of similar shape and size. Sold by the group. 

See the scale photo as well, showing the strand against the US penny and the metric ruler.

The beads are old, and some show age-appropriate patina. Some of the beads have a golden tint more than others, although in daylight the gold tint seems less intense than in the white background photo. The beads may show age-appropriate chips, ticks, and imperfections.

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 the 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.

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