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    Trade Beads | Opalescent Moon Beads | Made in Europe for the Africa trade in the mid 1800s. | The origin and period of these rare opalescent beads are uncertain. They have been attributed to Venice, Bohemia, Germany and the Netherlands, where they are called “18th century Amsterdams.” The beads can be found on the sample cards of a prominent London merchant named Moses Lewin Levin that are dated 1851-1869. | The beads were favored by the natives of Nigeria. | 4'025.00$ for the strand.

    Antique African Amber Trade Bead Necklace

    carnelian and silver

    A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.

    Turquoise Beads

    Yemen | A Maria Thersa Thaler, silber and coral pendant from the 18th century | These Thalers would have come to Yemen via the coffee route to Moka. | © Fundación Carlos Ballesta López

    Trade Beads | Mixed Bohemian beads made for the African Trade | Mid to late 1800s

    Trade Beads | Antique African Trade Carnelian & Stone Beads. Material:Carnelian Quartz Agate. Origin:Most Likely Indian Sub-continent. Age:Est 100 - 800 Years

    by Luda Hunter | A double strand necklace of Vulcanite trade beads from Africa. The focus of the necklace is an old silver Tuareg crescent triangle pendant I found in Morocco and I added a silver Moroccan bead at the base. The double strand of Vulcanite is held at the shoulder with a 2-hole silver bead which then goes to a single strand at the back of the neck. Finished with 9.25 sterling silver clasp. | 233$

    Old Trade Amber Beads sourced in Yemen

    old Amber trade Beads-african trade

    Antique Amber Trade Beads

    Europe - ca. 12,000 BCE - Venus Mother Goddess carved from black steatite.

    Trade Bead | Moon Bead, wound opalescent | Made in Europe mid 1800s | Traders to West Africa in the 1800s and 1900s used these beads to acquire palm oil and other types of African produce. The beads were favored by the natives of Nigeria where they were used by Yoruban priests to decorate shrine sculptures such as the staff of orisa Oko. It was believed by Yoruban chiefs that moon beads represented wealth and status and that they possessed magical and therapeutic powers. | 350.00$

    Africa | An necklace made of Carnelian and Agate beads that was found at an archaeological site in Mound Killi, Guadam, Timbuktu region of Mali | 11th to 18th century.

    Rare Antique Dutch Opalescent Glass Moon Beads.

    Guatemala | Ceremonial necklace; silver, coral and Colonial coins from the 16th through to the 18th century | ca. 19th century

    by Sandra Francour | Necklace; a long rope necklace made up predominately of antique and vintage African trade beads ~ majority are Venetian and Bohemian glass beads ~ but there are also some old bodom beads.

    18th century color

    Corsage ornament Date: 18th century