Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
07 November 2016, 08:00 PST
Louisville, CO, USA
Timed Auctions are a new and exciting way to buy quality lots from exclusively participating auctioneers. Place your top bid to be executed in confidence or get notified when you've been outbid and come back to bid again.
Our Timed Auctions are convenient, secure and designed to enhance your bidding experience.
P.S. Remember to refresh the page to see the current bid, time left, and if the lot closing was extended.Close
Lot 154: 17 Antique African Plant Resin Amber Trade Beads(78 views)
|Your max bid:
The Invaluable Live! SecureBid™ feature ensures you never overpay. Without disclosing your limit to anyone, SecureBid™ places your bids automatically, up to one increment higher than the last in-room bid or preset reserve, until we have reached your maximum bid.Close
(Enter more than $150)
Estimate: $400 - $600
Africa, Niger or Mauritania, ca. 1890 to 1925. Lot of 17 mostly large circular trade beads made from plant resin - as opposed to true amber. Beads like this were traded throughout Africa and worn as a status symbol. Each has developed a wonderful deep patina from wear and each is authentic, tribaly worn and used - not made and sold for the tourist trade. Size for smallest: .75" W (19mm). For largest Size: 1.75" W x 1.125" H (4.4 cm x 2.9 cm)
Provenance: Ex- Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos collection, Chicago, IL
All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.
A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.
We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.
Condition Report: Intact and excellent, ready to be strung and worn