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Re: Jamey how would you date these 2 lamp-work beads?? Thanks in advance -- metateman Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
08/04/2019, 02:09:27

As I said, the beads cannot be older than the glasses used to make them, and the technology that was exploited.

This group of beads has a member that is translucent red combined with white. Current best-evidence suggests that this glass was exploited by Venetians as early as ca. 1825. (Certainly by 1830.) If the idea that Venetians learned to make this glass from Bohemia is accurate, there may be Bohemian red glass beads from a somewhat earlier time.

It would not be a surprise that specimens of these beads appear on sample cards from the mid-19th C. J.

Modified by Beadman at Sun, Aug 04, 2019, 14:06:24

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