Antique 18th 19th c Tibetan turquoise bead necklace Amber clasp

Antique 18th 19th c Tibetan turquoise bead necklace Amber clasp


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1335800
Kristin R. McDonald
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Los Altos
CA


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 $2,500.00 
Impressive size collection of untreated Tibetan / Himalayan turquoise beads purchased directly from Tibetan refugees in Dharmsala during the 1960's. Later assembled into this magnificent necklace in the 70's or 80's by a world class ancient bead collector. Details on precise provenance available upon request. Total weight of necklace is 226 grams; size of largest bead is about 50mm x 32mm x 12mm and 50mm x 45mm x 12mm. Smaller beads 15mm x 12mm x 7mm. Smallest bead on entire necklace is 10mm x 11mm x 9mm. Amber bead is 35mm x 27mm x 9mm. Small chip on back of Amber bead. Turquoise beads are all intact with antique use polish to any imperfections. No breaks or repairs.