19th century faceted carnelian agate trade beads, cut in Germany, traded in Africa group of 5 beads. b4-car319(e)

Sublime faceted antique Brazilian carnelian agate, cut in Idar-Oberstein, Germany and traded in West Africa in the late 1800s. These agates used to be used as ballast for ships traveling from Brazil to Germany. Then cut by master stone cutters in the town of Idar-Oberstein for the African trade. 5 beads ranging in size from 44x14mm to 22x11mm

These antique beads have traveled 3 continents and were traded in Africa. They have a few scratches and small chips.
SKU: b4-car319

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$64.00

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Sublime faceted antique Brazilian carnelian agate, cut in Idar-Oberstein, Germany and traded in West Africa in the late 1800s. These agates used to be used as ballast for ships traveling from Brazil to Germany. Then cut by master stone cutters in the town of Idar-Oberstein for the African trade. 5 beads ranging in size from 44x14mm to 22x11mm These antique beads have traveled 3 continents and were traded in Africa. They have a few scratches and small chips.

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