Purple & Clear Antique Glass Beads, 1700's
28" strand of light purple and clear glass beads made in The Netherlands in the late 1700's and traded in Mali, West Africa. Assorted sizes and colors, but these are primarily purple faceted beads, referred to as "Television Beads". Some of the beads have heavy calcification. Very rich subtle colors and unique shapes! Graduated strand 9mm x 8mm to 19mm x 19mm.