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Vintage Bead Necklace

This is a bead necklace made of vintage glass beads accented with contemporary 14 Karat yellow gold beads and clasp.

The white beads are from the African trade. They were made in Venice from the late 15th through the early 19th Century and extensively traded to Africa, North America and the East Indies.

The large decorated white bead is another bead of Venetian origin. Some Traders refer to it as a Donner Bead. Similar beads were found amongst the remains of the ill-fated group of westward bound settlers crossing the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846-7.

 

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Item code: bd56

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