A Mixed Strand of Antique European Glass Trade Beads M00056


A 16" strand of antique glass African Trade beads containing some Dutch Dogonm Vaseline, Russian Blues, a couple of small baby moon opalescent beads, and more.   The beads are of a mixed European origin (Bohemia, Holland, Germany, and possibly Venice).  The strand contains a merry mix of colors - blue, aqua, green, yellow, white and red.

Condition: These are old beads, dating to the late 1800s-early 1900s, and as appropriate for the age, some of the beads have nicks, scratches, some excavation patina, and discoloration.  Please examine the photos in detail.

There are about 54 beads on this 16" strand, the smallest is about 5x6 mm, and the largest is about 17x10mm. The hole sizes vary from about  2 to 4mm

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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