Antique Brick-Red Faceted Glass beads, African Trade, Bohemian or Venetian, group of 4



On offer here is a set of 4 antique brick-red glass beads come from African Trade. They date to the early 1900s, are were made to imitate carnelian. While it is widely believed these beads are Bohemian, there are several respectable sources stating that these beads are actually Venetian.

Several groups of 4 are available. The photos of different groups are taken in somewhat different lighting conditions, and they show well how the color varies with lighting. All groups are exactly the same color, but look darker or lighter depending on the light.

Group A: The largest bead is 54mm x 12mm, the smallest 43mm x 10mm

Group B: The largest bead is 50mm x 10mm, the smallest 44mm x 10mm

Group C: The largest bead is 46mm x 10mm, the smallest 41mm x 9mm

Group D: The largest bead is 40mm x 10mm, the smallest 36mm x 10mm

Group E: The largest bead is 56mm x 11mm, the smallest 46mm x 12mm

Group F: The largest bead is 47mm x 11mm, the smallest 42mm x 11mm

Please choose your group at check-out.

Age appropriate imperfections are expected, although the beads are generally in great condition. See photo for detail.

The listing is for the group of 4

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.