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  Antique Banded Agate Choker ~ Georgian Era
Antique Banded Agate Choker ~ Georgian Era


 
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Product Code: GEOAGA3288

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A superb antique strand of Georgian era banded agate beads with original clasp and strung on the original catgut cord. What is interesting about this strand is that the beads appear to be re-polished ancient banded agate Suleimani beads (possibly 2000 years old + or -). At some point they were brought to England from Western Asia or India and someone decided that they would look better if they were highly polished. It is also likely that this was more in keeping with tastes of the time. Banded agate beads and cabachons were very popular in England from the early 1700s through to the Victorian period.

46 beads
Condition: Excellent
The beads are graduated from 15 mm to 6 mm.
Origin: Private Collection, England
Age: Re-polished during the Georgian Era ~ 18th C


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