Lovely antique yellow glass trade beads from Italy. The color is nicely matched, they have a base that is a soft even yellow color. There are applied designs in red, white, navy and green. Some are French Cross beads that are African trade beads with a history dating back to the late 19th century in Africa. French cross beads were made in Venice, Italy and commonly used for trading purposes in Africa during the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Others have circular and striped cane decorations. The sizes will vary in length and shape they are approximately 15 x 10mm with 2mm holes.
Due to their age these beads may have some dirt, small chips, and pits that are normal for their journey and extensive use,.but they have a nice polish with very little pitting.
- Sold in packs of 12 beads
- Circa 1800
- Size: Varies