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ANTIQUE SHERPA CORAL BEADS (Glass Bead A01)

Price: £18 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal or Tibet
Age: 10-50 years approx

Length of Bead: 14 mm approx
Width of Beads: 16mm approx

A set on 9 large, red sherpa coral beads. The beads are in good condition.


ANTIQUE SHERPA CORAL BEADS (Glass Bead A02)

Price: £68 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal or Tibet
Age: 20-100 years approx

Length of Bead: 10 mm approx
Width of Bead: 12mm approx

A red sherpa coral bead necklace. The beads are in good condition.


ANTIQUE SHERPA CORAL BEADS (Glass Bead A03)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal or Tibet
Age: 10-50 years approx

Length of Bead: 8mm approx
Width of Bead: 9mm approx

A red sherpa coral bead necklace. The beads are in good condition.


ANTIQUE SHERPA CORAL BEADS (Glass Bead A04)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal or Tibet
Age: 10-50 years approx

Length of Bead: 8mm approx
Width of Bead: 12mm approx

A red sherpa coral bead necklace. The beads are in good condition.


ANTIQUE GLASS BEADS (Glass Bead A05)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal or Tibet
Age: 10-50 years approx

Length of Bead: 9mm approx
Width of Bead: 10mm approx

A sky blue glass - probably meand to look like turquoise - bead necklace. The beads are in good condition.


ANTIQUE GLASS BEADS (Glass Bead A06)

Price: £5 for 10 beads (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China, Nepal or Tibet
Age: 10-50 years approx

Length of Bead: 3-5mm approx
Width of Bead: 8mm approx

Sky blue glass beads. The beads are in good condition.


ANTIQUE VENTIAN MILLEFIORI GLASS TRADE BEAD NECKLACE (Glass Bead A07)

Price: £60 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Island of Murano, Venice, Italy
Age: 50-100 years approx
Length of each Millefiori Beads : 24mm approx

A glass bead necklace made up of 14 square-section millefiori (thousand flowers) beads, with dark blue glass space beads. Millefiori beads like this have been made for several thousand years Southern Europe and the Middle East sunce in the Roman world and the tradition has continued on into the modern era on the Island of Murano in Vence.

Millefiori beads have been one of the most populat trade beads, taken from Murano all over the world and traded with the indigienous peoples Europeans met. The photographs do not do the rich, vibrant colours of these beads justice.


ANTIQUE WHITE PROSSER GLASS TRADE BEADS (Glass Bead A08)

Price: £42 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: British Trade Beads taken to North America, Africa and Central Asia
Age: C1840-1870
Diametre of Bead: 9mm approx

Prosser beads were a very popular bead with Native societies, espcilaly blue Prosser beads, with thier rich sky blue colour. The beads are found in Native American objects from the C19th and are also found in Siberian shamanic objects.

This is a whole string of the beads, which have been recently strung on white cord.


OLD FAUX JADE GLASS BEADS (Glass Bead A09)

Price: 10 beads for £8 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Tibet
Age: 70 - 120 years approx
Length of Bead: 3 mm approx

Width of Bead: 7mm approx

A set of 30 old glass beads made to look like jade beads The beads are in good condition.


OLD FAUX JADE GLASS BEADS (Glass Bead A10)

Price: £20 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Tibet
Age: 70 - 120 years approx
Length of Bead: 13mm approx

Width of Bead: 3mm approx

A set of 57 old glass beads made to look like dark jade beads The beads are in good condition.


OLD FAUX JADE GLASS BEADS (Glass Bead A11)

Price: £5 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Tibet
Age: 70 - 120 years approx
Length of Bead: 6mm approx

Width of Bead: 11mm approx

A set of 4 old glass beads made to look like jade beads The beads are in good condition.


OLD FAUX JADE GLASS BEADS (Glass Bead A12)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Tibet
Age: 70 - 120 years approx
Length of Bead: 15-16mm approx

Width of Bead: 3-5mm approx

A set of 26 old glass beads made to look like jade beads The beads are in good condition.


OLD FAUX LAPIS LAZULI GLASS BEADS (Glass Bead A13)

Price: 4 beads for £5 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 70 - 120 years approx
Length of Bead: 17mm approx

Width of Bead: 8mm approx

A set of four antique glass beads made to look like lapis beads The beads are in good condition, with dirt and small chips which shows their age.


BLACK CROW OR EYE GLASS BEADS (Item No. Glass Bead A14)

Price: £1.50 per bead (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20 - 50 years approx
Diameter: 12mm approx

Crow beads or eye beads have been used as protection amulets for thousands of years, they were a popular bead in Roman times and were an important trade item in Africa and North America in the C18th and C19th. The white 'eyes' on the bead are said to protect against the evil eye.

These are nicely made old Black crow beads in good condition.


RED CROW OR EYE GLASS BEADS (Item No. Glass Bead A15)

Price: £1.50 per bead (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20 - 50 years approx
Diameter: 12mm approx

Crow beads or eye beads have been used as protection amulets for thousands of years, they were a popular bead in Roman times and were an important trade item in Africa and North America in the C18th and C19th. The white 'eyes' on the bead are said to protect against the evil eye.

These are nicely made old Black crow beads in good condition.


OLD SKY BLUE GLASS BEADS (Item No. Glass Bead A16)

Price: 10 beads for £2 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Width: 11mm approx

Length: 5mm approx

Attractive sky blue beads of uneven shape. They are probabaly meant to imitate turquoise. The beads are in good condition.