Antique Bohemian "Vaseline" glass beads CRBM_10424_J


These vintage multi-faceted topaz-colored Bohemian "vaseline" glass beads come from the West African trade, where they were held in high regard and traded for valuable commodities. Made in Bohemia in the late 19th - early 20th century, these are also referred to as Uranium beads. 

Condition:  They are in good antique condition. Some may have age-appropriate nicks and chips. Please see the photos for specifics.

Bead Size: 


length: 10mm 

diameter: 15mm 

Hole size: 1mm

Strand length: 30 inches

Beads per strand: approximately 62 beads

Weight: about 126g per strand

This listing is for 1 strand.

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 the naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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