A Mixed Strand of Rare Venetian African Trade Beads M00068_A

$233.00 $260.00

A Mixed Strand of Venetian African Trade Beads dating to the late 1800 - early 1900s. The strand contains several quite rare "fancy" beads,  some "rattlesnake" beads, and relatively uncommon small king beads in maroon with yellow and blue stripes.  The is one rare blue tabular bead with white and black stripes on the strand; there are a couple of Cornaline d'Aleppo beads; 6 blue and pink beads close to the ends of the strand may be more contemporary powder glass bead. The strand is about 26" long including raffia and contains 54 beads.

The smallest bead is about 8x10mm, the largest 13x8 mm.


These beads are in very good antique condition, but they have traveled far and wide, and some wear such as nicks, scratches, and chips is expected. A few beads show some discoloration.

Please examine the photos for detail.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

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