Very Large Antique Natural Pressed Baltic Amber Bead, African Trade (48g) 00970


This listing is for one antique pressed natural amber bead from West Africa. Baltic Amber was traded to Africa along the ancient Amber Route since antiquity. Pressed amber is natural, genuine amber that has been heated and pressed into a more regular shape than untreated amber. The beads in this listing are more regular in shape than untreated amber. The beads are massive and carry with them a sense of history and ethnic beauty.

This is an antique collectible item, coveted by jewelry designers. It dates approximately to the early to mid 19th century. Good antique condition; the beads are well worn. Please see the photos for the details. Note the blue photos.

These beads are becoming increasingly scarce and we are fortunate to be able to offer this rarity.

The bead in this listing is 48.61g, approx. 43x33mm. This one features rare metal caps, likely copper.

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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