Ambassador bead comparison
Re: This type of thing drives me crazy -- beadweyr Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Mail author
12/11/2011, 21:08:49

Here's a side-by-side comparison of the "Ambassador" bead, real Venetian (photo with 2 beads showing different wear) vs. reproduction (from one of the ebay auctions mentioned above). Note that the yellow and red colors differ. The Venetians used a very mustard-y yellow which I believe was derived from sulfur compounds and just not seen in new beads. Note also that the yellow "stems" differ in execution.

I will do the Lewis & Clark bead comparison tomorrow.

AmbassadorsClose.jpg (35.0 KB)  ReproAmbassador.jpg (22.8 KB)  


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