North American Auction Company
Timed Auction

December Christmas Gift Sale Online Only Auction 12-19-22

Mon, Dec 12, 2022 02:00AM EST - Mon, Dec 19, 2022 03:00PM EST
Lot 218

African Glass Trade Bead Mali Wedding Necklace

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,500 $250
$5,000 $500
$7,000 $1,000
For your bidding pleasure in this lot is a Mali African wedding necklace made of glass trade beads. The necklace is made of glass artisan trade beads originating from Czechoslovakia and used for trading in Mali Africa. The beads are made of blown glass and show a wide array of colors and striping. The necklace shows sixty-nine raindrop-like beads, with two triangular beads and nine flat curved beads in the center. This type of necklace was most commonly used for the bride to wear on the wedding day. The necklace shows good condition overall, with some wear across the beads. The necklace shows an approximate circumference of 25" long.