Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Lynne Sanville
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Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynne Sanville Aug 25. 7 Replies

Hello, I am new to this discussion and have questions concerning two trade beads bought in Cameroon.  I am trying to discover their origin (Venetian? German?), and how to best describe them.  They…Continue

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Lynne Sanville replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
Aug 25
Cordelia Donohoe replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
"Oh sorry perhaps it is your profile photo?"
Aug 23
Cordelia Donohoe replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
"Perhaps I missed something but do you have a photo of these beads?"
Aug 23
Lynne Sanville replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
"Thank you so much for your reply.  I am fascinated by them.  They are little works of art, and you have to wonder what stories they could tell, like so many of things traded in the world.  Cameroon was, at one time, a colony of…"
Aug 23
Ethnic Embellishments replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
"I believe these are known as marble beads, originally made in Germany for African trade.  I believe that most are quite valuable and run several hundred dollars each, depending on the style and rarity."
Aug 23
Lynne Sanville replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
Aug 22
Zambezi replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
"No expert in this field but in my opinion this is a antique glass marble bead created at the turn of the century in Lauscha, Germany.If you google Marble beads together with trade beads you will most probably find quiet a few cross…"
Aug 22
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Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions

Hello, I am new to this discussion and have questions concerning two trade beads bought in Cameroon.  I am trying to discover their origin (Venetian? German?), and how to best describe them.  They have quite a bit of age and patina on them.  I have many views of each of them.  A Google search produced a necklace from Beads of Paradise, and Pinterest link which lead to here!  :  )The cased? one (swirled multi color center) = 34mmDouble swirled one = 33.5mmThank you for your help!   See More
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