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Product RARE, Venetian striped trade bead necklace
RARE, Venetian striped trade bead necklace
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RARE, Venetian striped blue beads with pink and white stripes (10mm X 15mm), 19 inches long. These beads were produced from the late 1800s to early 1900s. The overall condition of these beads is good to excellent. These beads have been traded across at least three continents and graced many owners; their patina attests to their age and use and includes small chips, pitting and corrosion. In particular, there is some loss of trail decoration in keeping with their journey. To see some rare and fabulous examples of these old Venetian beads and learn more about them, please refer to The History of Beads by Dubin. Finally, these beads have been strung together using a laborious and intricate macramé technique.

To have survived to the present, these beads have been cherished by their previous owners. To best care for this necklace, it is recommended that you store it flat and separate from other jewelry to reduce the chance of damage to your beads. We hope you enjoy and treasure your necklace as much as its previous owners have!