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Antique Murano Trade Glass Bead - Africa Venezia - 19th c. - (0141)

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Seller: venetianbeads.perleavenezia (49) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282121835958 Antique Murano glass bead. This beads could be dated to the 19th century. These beads were manufactured in Murano expressly for the trade with Africa, see "Collectible Beads", by Robert K. Liu, or "The History of Beads" by Lois Sherr Dubin. Particularly see the sixth and seventh volumes dedicated to the "Millefiori Beads from Western African Trade" and to the "Chevron and Nueva Cadiz Beads" by John and Ruth Picard, of Picard African Imports. (Take a look also at the other five because this string include a lot of different kinds of beads). The bead is in good condition, it has wearing signs commisurate to the age. Please look carefully to our pics, particularly the holes, that indicate a wear due to a very very long use. The size of the bead is: 34mm. from hole to hole, diameter 22mm., diameter of the hole 4mm. weight 35.87grms. This bead belongs to a lot of antique venetian glass beads collected in Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Ghana. A BEAD LIKE THIS ONE IS KEPT AND EXPOSED IN THE "MUSEO VETRARIO di MURANO", IN THE SECTION DEDICATED TO THE BEADS. Condition: Excellent condition., Material: Glass , Provenance: Africa-Murano-Venezia-Italia

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