Antique Venetian White and Blue Deft Beads African Trade M00717_F


Venetian African Trade white and blue "Delft" beads dating to the mid-1700s to mid-1800s. The name Delft is derived from the similarity with the corresponding traditional Dutch blue and white Delft pattern. There are about 8" of beads, 18 beads altogether. One of the beads is of a different (more uncommon) pattern with blue stripes along the length of the bead.

The beads are about 10x5mm,  with a hole size of approximately 2mm.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

The beads are in good unique condition given their venerable age, but they may have nicks, chips, discoloration, and scratches as appropriate for the age.  Please examine the photos carefully. The wooden ruler on the scale photos is on the metric scale. 

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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 the naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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