We've just listed several lots of antique amber beads from Mali on eBay (US site). It's a good reference for genuine amber beads. One even has traces of henna that was used to dye the bead. I'll follow up with photos of many more strands of both Moroccan and Malian amber, including some rare repaired beads, once we unpack from the show. Here's the link:
Hi Everyone, I am trying to learn more about this amulet. My mother purchased it in the 1980's or early 1990's in Egypt. I don't know it's age or purpose or its origins. Thank you very much! Jocelyne Okrent
DESCRIPTION: A rare and very desirable linked fibulae set with very unusual annular Fibulae. The piece has a selection of early pendants, Phenolic ‘Amber’ beads, antique agate beads and a pair of rare Jewish Moroccan silver beads. The superb handmade chains are especially wonderful!
AGE: Antique Circa 1920
ORIGIN: Draa valley, Morocco
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'Scholarship' is an unfortunate term to use in reviewing this book. The examples include many that are loosely dated, made for the gullible collector's market, or bear fake patinas. Some of the descriptions are just flat-out wrong, for example, pressed red glass pieces with islamic inscriptions that were manufactured in Europe identified as 'carnelian'.It is certain that more experienced collectors are going to be commenting on this book and wondering why an institution like the MET would…Continue
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Lots of great deals to be found in my e bay shop today!!
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