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Large Old Nagaland Tribal Necklace
Large Old Nagaland Tribal Necklace
Our Price: £250.00

A lovely old Nagaland necklace with a variety of beads that include: glass skunk beads (black and white), glass coral, rock crystal and traditional jingle bells all displaying a patina commensurate with age. Please note that there are 8 large translucent glass beads that imitate rock crystal and two actual rock crystal beads on this strand. The bells have a wonderful patina and may actually be much older than this assemblage.

Early to mid 20th C
Origin: Nagaland, Northeast India
Condition: Very good with some weathering
length of necklace approx 26 inches
largest bead measures 45 mm x 18 mm
Antique Nagaland Tribal Glass Carnelian Beads
Antique Nagaland Tribal Glass Carnelian Beads
Our Price: £395.00

A delightful strand of antique Nagaland glass beads that imitate carnelian. The beads have a wonderful usage patina from being worn and it is incredibly difficult to tell the glass beads apart from genuine carnelians. Some of the smallest disc shaped beads might actually be crafted from carnelian. The round faceted glass beads are particularly nice examples.

83 beads
19th C
Origin: Nagaland, Northeast India
Condition: Very good with some weathering
length of necklace approx 25 inches
largest bead measures 29 mm x 11.5 mm
Huge Antique Seven Layer Venetian Chevron
Huge Antique Seven Layer Venetian Chevron - 16th C
Our Price: £450.00

An antique drawn glass seven layer Venetian chevron from the African trade. A classic glass bead of rare size. Introduced to Africa by Dutch merchants, the chevron bead became highly valued for personal adornment.

Origin: Venice, Italy
16th Century
approx 41 mm x 40 mm
perforation size = 7.5 mm
Condition: Very good with some weathering
Large Antique Seven Layer Venetian Chevron
Huge Antique Seven Layer Venetian Chevron - 16th C
Our Price: £500.00

An antique drawn glass seven layer Venetian chevron from the African trade. A very large vibrant collectible glass bead.

Origin: Venice, Italy
16th Century
approx 50.5 mm (2 inches) x 37 mm
perforation size = 11 mm
Condition: Very good with some weathering
Large Ancient Blue Glass & Lapis Lazuli Necklace
Large Ancient Blue Glass & Lapis Lazuli Necklace
Our Price: £850.00

A beautiful necklace comprised of 21 ancient dark blue glass beads that closely resemble beads from the Ban Chiang region of Northern Thailand. Ban Chiang beads normally have a truncated biconical shape and these beads are faceted, so they might be from a different region entirely. The beads display a lovely translucent sapphire blue when back lit. They are also strung with very rare untreated AAA grade Lapis Lazuli beads and we haven't been able to source Lapis in this quality for many years.

Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Average Ban Chiang Bead measures approx 24 mm x 16 mm
28 Lapis Lazuli Beads (8 mm) are from Afghanistan and were cut and polished in Germany.
Glass Bead Origin: South East Asia
Glass bead age: 200 BCE + or -
length of necklace approx 24 inches