A Short Strand of 17 Rare Antique Venetian African Trade Black King Beads VBP130PR

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A Short Strand of 17 Rare Antique Venetian African Trade Black King Beads dating to the mid to late 1800 through the early 1900s. These bicone beads are said to be worn by the tribal royalty, hence the name. These particular beads are of a relatively rare variety, with a red cross against blue and yellow.  They appear to have been unearthed and show substantial wear. 

The beads range from about 12x17 mm to about 18x18 mm.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

The beads are in fair antique condition; they may have nicks, chips, and scratches as appropriate for the age.  The color is not well preserved on some beads. Please examine the photos carefully. The wooden ruler on the scale photos is on the metric scale. See the last photo for size/scale.

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 details. 

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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