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ANTIQUE SHERPA CORAL NECKLACE (Glass Bead 01)


Price: £70 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 50-100 years approx
Diametre of Beads: 10mm - 18mm approx

An original, graduated 'sherpa coral' glass bead necklace. Sherpa coral are glass beads which imitate red or pink coral. They have been a favourite bead of the Tibetan people for centuries and are loverly beads.

This is an original necklace made up of 28 beads on its original cord. They are strongly strung and could be worn as they are - or could be restrung and fitted with a modern clasp if desired.


ANTIQUE VENTIAN MILLEFIORI GLASS TRADE BEAD NECKLACE (Glass Bead 01)

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 BLUE PROSSER GLASS TRADE BEADS (Glass Bead 03)

Price: £38 (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.


ANTIQUE WHITE PROSSER GLASS TRADE BEADS (Glass Bead 04)

Price: £34 (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.


ANTIQUE FAUX LAPIS LAZULI GLASS BEADS (Glass Bead 05)

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.


SMALL TIBETAN 'SHERPA CORAL' GLASS BEADS (Item No. Glass Bead 06)

Price: 10 beads for £4 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 100 years approx
Length: 5mm approx
Width: 7mm approx

Old, coral red, small 'Sherpa coral' glass beads. They were originally made in China as trade beads, and are popular in Tibet as they are much cheaper than real red coral. The beads are in good condition, with dirt and small chips which shows their age.


SMALL TIBETAN WHITE GLASS BEADS (Item No. Glass Bead 07)

Price: 10 for £3 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 100 years approx
Length: 6mm approx
Width: 8mm approx

Old, off-white glass beads. The beads are in good condition, with dirt and small chips which shows their age.


EIGHT TIBETAN WHITE GLASS BEADS (Item No. Glass Bead 08)

Price: £6 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 100 years approx
Length: 8mm approx
Width: 10mm approx

Eight old, off-white glass 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 09)

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 10)

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 11)

Price: 10 beads for £4 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 10 - 30 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.