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Antique Red Skunk Trade Beads

Antique Red White Venetian Skunk Trade Beads


This is a strand of 11 Antique red and white Venetian Skunk Glass Beads. They are a lovely bright red color with white dots. These beads are 12mm rounds with large 3-4mm beading holes. Created using the wound, or drawn glass production method. Skunk Beads represent one of the earliest forms of 'lampwork', a process which involves the addition of small glass globules to a set surface, giving the 3-D raised effect. Beads are handmade, no bead is identical. Good used condition, consistent with age and use. Some loss of decoration. 
  • They are European made and were traded to Africa.
  • Circa late 1800's
  • Size: 12mm
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