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The ends have not been ground down, and the wound glass looks like swirled whipped cream. What appears to be a chip is not, but a dimple left by the lampworker. The gap in the green stripe is not due to a chip - it's original.
The bead is in such good shape, although I don't think it's of recent manufacture, that I wondered if it had been pulled from a sample card or something. Or maybe it was just rattling around in a drawer somewhere instead of being worn.
At any rate, I thought it interesting to see what these beads might have looked like when they were brand new.