Antique European Yellow Glass Beads with Red floral Decoration African Trade Beads VB_0726


These old European (likely Bohemian) yellow glass beads with red and pink floral decoration come from the West African trade, where they were held in high regard and traded for valuable commodities.  They date from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.  Some of the beads on this strand are quite hard to come by.

The strand is about 26" long with 59 mostly round and rondelle beads ranging from about 15 mm to 10mm in diameter.

They are in good to fair antique condition, showing age-appropriate wear.  Nicks and scratches are expected.  Please see the photos for specifics.

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 a naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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