Antique European Glass Dutch Dogon Beads CRBM_10681


A short 14" strand of Antique African Trade blue and some transparent beads. Made in Europe for the African Trade, these beads are frequently referred to as "Dutch Dogon", primarily because they were traded by the Dutch merchants to the Dogon tribes of Mali. Their place of manufacture is most likely Germany, although other European origin has not been ruled out. They were produced in the late 18th through the 19th century, although earlier manufacture has also been suggested. 

16 beads ranging from 12x12mm to 20x25mm, the hole size varies from 3 to 6mm.

The beads are in good condition, although some have age-appropriate nicks and chips.  Please see the photos for details.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

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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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