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Lot 154: 17 Antique African Plant Resin Amber Trade Beads

November Clearance Online Timed Auction

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

November 7, 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • 17 Antique African Plant Resin Amber Trade Beads
  • 17 Antique African Plant Resin Amber Trade Beads
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Description: Africa, Niger or Mauritania, ca. 1890 to 1925. Lot of 17 mostly large circular trade beads made from plant resin - as opposed to true amber. Beads like this were traded throughout Africa and worn as a status symbol. Each has developed a wonderful deep patina from wear and each is authentic, tribaly worn and used - not made and sold for the tourist trade. Size for smallest: .75" W (19mm). For largest Size: 1.75" W x 1.125" H (4.4 cm x 2.9 cm)

Provenance: Ex- Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos collection, Chicago, IL

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

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#113756

Condition Report: Intact and excellent, ready to be strung and worn

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