Seller: rodrogrs (778) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122239650231 Material: STONE, TERRACOTTA AND COCONUT SHELL BEADS, Details: Here is an elegant necklace consisting of 25 graduated pre-Columbian West Mexican Mezcala stone beads interspersed with100 pre-Columbian terracotta beads and 24 vintage coconut-shell spacer beads. This stunning, one-of-a-kind necklace measures 24 inches (61cm) in length and the graduated beads range in diameter from 1/8” (3.17mm) to 1” (25.4mm.) The necklace may be used for display and/or worn; the openwork clasp is both attractive and also very secure. Pre-Columbian Stone, Terracotta & Vintage Coconut Shell Bead Necklace Stone Beads: Circa 200 B.C.E. Pottery Beads: Circa 1250 C.E. Shell Beads: Circa 1950 Provenance: These pre-Columbian stone beads are from the collection donated to a prominent northeast museum in the 19th century by Edgar T. Welles - president, International Company of Mexico and son of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. The Mexican stone collection was deaccessioned in 1977 and acquired at auction by the seller at that time. If not to U.S. buyer’s satisfaction, this artwork may be returned as shipped within thirty days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus 10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition and shipping materials; buyer pays return shipping and insurance. $50 shipping, Delivery Confirmation tracking service and insurance within continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Overseas buyer, add $95 shipping. Use PayPal for immediate shipment; payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. This seller has been a conscientious collector and dedicated scholar of New World antiquities for over a half-century. He has complied with UNESCO, federal/local legislation and never consciously acquired, traded in or sold illicitly recovered antiquities. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY Your figure will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registered Certificate of Authenticity that includes a picture, description and date of the item. CAVEAT EMPTOR: The prospective buyer is advised to acquire New World antiquities ONLY from recognized Pre-Columbian Art specialists and pay a legitimate price for authentic antiquities with legal provenance and bonafide guarantees of authenticity. Keep in mind that a “Certificate of Authenticity” is only as valid as the issuer’s credentials and expertise. Unrealistically low prices for forgeries, reproductions, illegal or mis-attributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately not bargains at all. All rights reserved for all countries. No part of the contents of this page may be reproduced without prior written permission of the seller. Copyright © Rod Rogers, 2016.