40 Chinese glass 'coral' beads with other trade beads

40 Chinese glass 'coral' beads with other trade beads

Regular price
$432.00
Sale price
$432.00
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Antique Chinese glass 'coral' beads in a necklace of old beads. From the centre the beads are paired on each side, so going from the central bead is a Venetian eye bead from Borneo(18th cent), a green glass archaeological bead, possibly 1000 to 2000 years old, then a green melon bead, also centuries old. The small striped beads are not old, made last century. In the middle are two silver buttons from the Bugis in Sulawesi (mid 20th cent). There is an unusual double bead of pale blue glass, most probably European origin, and the necklace is finished with green Indo-Pacific beads. $ 650