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Antique Murano Trade Glass Beads Strand - Africa Venezia - 19th c. - (0162)

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Seller: venetianbeads.perleavenezia (62) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282164505170 Condition: Excellent condition., Material: Glass , Provenance: Murano-Venezia-Italia, Details: African strand, made using antique Murano glass beads. These beads could be dated to the second half of 19th century. They 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). See also the A. Panini "Middle Eastern and Venetian Glass Beads-8th to 20th centuries". The beads are in good condition, they have wearing signs commensurate to the age, please look carefully to our pics. The size of the beads goes approx. from a length of 9mm., and a diameter of 10mm. up to a length of 28mm., and a side of 12mm. , weight 341grms. (92 beads) This string has been found in Mali, and the beads were collected in Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Ghana.

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