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18th C. African Millefiori Glass Bead Necklace
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Europe, Venice (modern day Italy), found in Western Africa, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A beautiful necklace comprised of over 50 millefiori glass beads. Most have an emerald-green and/or teal blue color scheme with small and integral red, yellow, white, black, and periwinkle additions. The millefiori technique uses multicolored glass rods cut into cross sections to create their distinctive patterns. Trade beads played a major role in the age of European exploration and colonization, serving as currency on multiple continents. Strung in modern times, this is a wearable example of world history! Size of largest bead: 0.7" W (1.8 cm); length of strand: 31.25" L (79.4 cm)

Provenance: private Tacoma, Washington, USA collection

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#131720
Condition
Beads shown signs of wear commensurate with age. Antique beads on modern string.
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18th C. African Millefiori Glass Bead Necklace

Estimate $250 - $350
Nov 29, 2018
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Starting Price $125
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0224A: 18th C. African Millefiori Glass Bead Necklace

Sold for $100
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Est. $250 - $350Starting Price $125
Holiday Glitz - Ancient / Ethnographic Art
Nov 29, 2018 10:00 AM EST
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Europe, Venice (modern day Italy), found in Western Africa, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A beautiful necklace comprised of over 50 millefiori glass beads. Most have an emerald-green and/or teal blue color scheme with small and integral red, yellow, white, black, and periwinkle additions. The millefiori technique uses multicolored glass rods cut into cross sections to create their distinctive patterns. Trade beads played a major role in the age of European exploration and colonization, serving as currency on multiple continents. Strung in modern times, this is a wearable example of world history! Size of largest bead: 0.7" W (1.8 cm); length of strand: 31.25" L (79.4 cm)

Provenance: private Tacoma, Washington, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#131720
Condition
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Beads shown signs of wear commensurate with age. Antique beads on modern string.

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