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Antique Venetian KING African Trade Beads 9 Black with green white red yellow stripes Excellent condition

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Museum quality Antique Venetian KING African Trade Beads 9 in total, Black base bead with green white and red pinstripe vertical stripes (hole to hole) and a band of bright golden yellow stripe around the circumference of the bead, which is highlighted by a fine but bold red pinstripe. Excellent condition, bright even colours Venetian “King” beads, measure 21 x 18 mm, Date: mid 1800s - early 1900s .

**imperfections that appear on a couple of the beads were as a result of manufacturing not after.



"King Beads" are wonderful old Venetian wound and marvered bicone beads worn by African "Kings". The earliest versions of these beads can be dated back to the mid 1800s These old Venetian "King" beads were made up to the 1920s and later versions are represented on Sick and Co. bead sample cards from this period. Still revered in Africa today, especially yellow striped "King" beads. "King" beads are highly collectable .To see some rare and fabulous examples of these old Venetian bicone beads such as these visit the Picard Trade Bead Museum..

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Reviewed by Celine Lai
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5 out of 5 stars
Dec 13, 2017
Stunning necklace, affordable and great transaction from a lovely seller. Thank you so much!
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This ring is amazing and very detailed I have purchased a few items from Beau and they are always amazing well packaged and postage is always on time thanks Beau. Leeanne
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Antique Venetian KING African Trade Beads 9 Black with green white red yellow stripes Excellent condition

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: venetian glass
  • Feedback: 155 reviews
  • Favorited by: 24 people
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