Lot 92: An amber necklace of graduated beads,
September 18, 2013
Cambridge, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: An amber necklace of graduated beads, the slightly flattened beads 11 - 23mm diameter, individually knotted without clasp, length 75cm, approx 98 grams
The necklace is in very good condition, all the knotting secure. Amber is soft, so some of the beads inevitably have minor surface pitting and crazing, scarcely visible without a loupe. Most of the beads have sun spangles, some have many. There are some dark inclusions, a few platelets, some specks that could conceivably be insect copralite; but no obvious flora or fauna. The beads are bright, clear and well-matched.