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A Large Antique Amber Bead from the Sahara, with Silver Repairs

A Large Antique Amber Bead from the Sahara, with Silver Repairs


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1800: Item # 1378029

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Maklaiheung Gallery
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Toronto/Peterborough
Ontario, Canada
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 $480.00 
It is made of genuine golden yellow Baltic amber that is opaque yet glowing and slightly translucent in bright light. It shows signs of old wear and has been repaired with silver/white metal staples and a band of braided wire around the circumference. These beads were always valued very highly, and sometimes the repaired examples are even more highly prized. Diameter, 36 mm; weight, 18.9 g. Condition: Old wear, chips and accretions. Price: USD $480; CAD $635 (13% HST will be applied on all sales in Canada)
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