Ancient Trade bead, one of a kind bracelet made to order, mounted with 2 Tahitian black pearls, gold 18k bead and carefully knotted with my Hand work super strong leather.
Rare color and superb patina for this cobalt Russian blue faceted trade Bead made by Venetian glass masters and traded in Africa for centuries.
Circa : Early 1700s- Mid 1800s.
The term “Trade Beads” typically applies to beads made predominately in Venice and Bohemia and other European countries from the late 1400s through to the early 1900s and traded in Africa and the Americas.
There are exceptional museum collections of trade beads at the Museum of Mankind in London, the Pitt River Museum in Oxford, the Murano Museum of Glass in Italy, the Tropical Royal Institute of Amsterdam and the Picard Trade Bead Museum in California, US to name a few.
One of the most intriguing aspects to these beads is how they have survived a hundred or more years of wear and the travel through at least three continents. Another mystery is who wore them before us who will have them next…….after us.
Pearl shape Half baroque
Pearl quantity 2
Pearl grade B / C+
Material Trade bead / tahitian pearls / gold 18k / leather
Length 18,5 cm
Pearl size 10,2 / 9 mm
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*Each bracelet is made to order using organic materials as well as the cultured pearls i will use. Expect slight variations in size, shape and color, as no two pieces will be identical.
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