Antique,Vintage and Collectable Beads
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Collection of Antique Trade Beads
Collection of Antique Trade Beads

African Trade Beads- Millifiori
African Trade Beads- Millifiori

Dimensions 1.5cm - 4cm varying Millifiori or Thousand Flower Beads.

Dutch Glass Beads c.16th century
Dutch Glass Beads c.16th century

Collection of Antique Trade Beads
Collection of Antique Trade Beads

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Antique Glass Trade Beads.....

From the European Glass Industry

 

Trade beads are just what the name implies. From the Renaissance to the early 20th century most explorers, traders and missionaries carried glass beads with them as gifts or objects for barter. Almost all from the large European glass bead industry of this time.

Primarily from the Venetian glass bead makers, however Holland also had a large bead making industry and it can be difficult to know with some beads where they originated.

 

More to be added.

Foil-under-glass Beads c.1920-40
Foil-under-glass Beads c.1920-40

Czechoslavakian Glass c.1920-30's
Czechoslavakian Glass c.1920-30's

Moulded and painted glass beads usually used as accents in necklace with lead crystal coloured beads

Baroque Style Venetian Glass
Baroque Style Venetian Glass

Dimensions 4 - 5cm in length. Artisan glass beads of superior quality. About 12 years old, from small artisan collective, Murano.

Foil-under-glass Beads c.1920-40
Foil-under-glass Beads c.1920-40

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European Glass Beads.....

Late 19th-20th century

 

Beads from the Venetian Glass industry, Czechoslavakian glass,

German and other areas.

 

Read more in a History of European Glass....to be added soon.

 

 

 

 

 

West German Blown Glass Bead
West German Blown Glass Bead

Artist unknown to me, though I understand he was glass artist of note. Was a gift to me from his sister. About 20 years old.

Spider on Leaf Glass Bead c.1995
Spider on Leaf Glass Bead c.1995

Dimensions 5cm x 4cm Glass Studio name escapes me, from North West U.S.A

My Island Home, reverse angle.
My Island Home, reverse angle.

West German Blown Glass Bead
West German Blown Glass Bead

Artist unknown to me, though I understand he was glass artist of note. Was a gift to me from his sister. About 20 years old.

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Modern Era Artisan Beads.....

 

Includes beads in glass, polymer clay and other materials, from all parts of the world.

 

More to be added.

 

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