A Mixed Strand of Large Antique Cornaline D'Aleppo and Other Rare Venetian African Trade Beads 080P3


On offer is a mixed strand of antique Venetian African Trade beads, mostly consisting of large brick-red "Cornaline D'Aleppo" beads, some large cylindrical Cornaline D'Aleppo, and a variety of small short barrel beads including some rare types such as pink eye beads with blue eyes; there are some yellow "french cross" short barrel beads as well. Please examine the photos for detail.

The beads are old and have changed many hands, having traveled three continents between the 19th and 21st centuries. There are many imperfections consistent with their age and history. The color is worn out on some beads, there are age-appropriate nicks and chips. Please examine the photos carefully to see the state of the beads.

The round Cornaline D'Aleppo beads graduate from 14 to 20mm, The Coraline D'Aleppo cylinders range from 20x14mm to 24x17mm. The short barrel beads are about 12x6mm. The strand is about 25" long, beads only.

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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