Venetian Black "Criss-Cross" Beads - a 25" Strand (0289G2)



On offer are two strands of around 65 beads each of relatively rare black Venetian frequently referred to as "criss-cross" beads, intermixed with a few "yellow rattlesnake" beads. These beads date to the late 1800s, the early 1900s. The beads are graduated from approximately 12-12mm to about 6x6mm in diameter. Each strand is 25" long, including raffia.

The beads are generally in very good condition but a few beads may have nicks, chips, and scratches as appropriate for the age. Please examine the photos carefully.

See the last photo for size/scale.

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 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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