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Posted by: KBKglass Post Reply
11/12/2012, 12:44:50

This past weekend at the Bead Society of Greater Washington Bazaar, a gentleman brought these beads in for identification. Everyone was stumped since they weren't easily recognizable considering their shape. The man acquired these beads when he was posted with the State Department in Sudan, many years ago. They are glass. Unfortunately, that was about the extent of his knowledge. Has anyone ever seen these before or have an idea what they might be? A few of the local experts were suggesting Phoenician. Thanks in advance for any information.

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Re:Not Phoenician
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Posted by: Will Post Reply
11/12/2012, 14:41:43

Definitely not Phoenician, I'm sad to say.

For real Phoenicians please check out Gabriel's wonderful website (link below).

Though I haven't seen the particular model you show, their surface looks very similar to a lot of the fantasy Phoenicians that are made in China - quite nice beads in their own right except for the artificial weathering.

Cheers,

Will


Related link: http://ancientbeadsworld.com/abm.eyebeads1.htm
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Posted by: KBKglass Post Reply
11/13/2012, 07:01:41

Thanks, Will. Wonderful link. I do need to brush upon fakes. Fortunately, I haven't run across many since I only try to deal with reputable vendors that I know and trust. I guess this man had a different agenda. Best, Karen



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Posted by: TASART Post Reply
11/12/2012, 15:56:19

these are sold en masse in Tucson for several years now but typically not by the African traders or Ancient Beads dealers, you can find these with the Fake Chinese Antique dealers, they come in all types, many mimicking the Phoenician styles but falling short of reality.......they are obviously artificially aged and have nothing to do with ancient beads whatsoever! Value? Pennies each! Some as high as a dollar or two, depending on the seller



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Posted by: KBKglass Post Reply
11/13/2012, 06:52:39

Thank you. I appreciate the infoand will let my perplexed bead friends know the origin.



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Posted by: floorkasp Post Reply
11/13/2012, 08:02:44

You may want to perplex your friends more and let them know where they can buy these types of beads: at the Panjiayuan market in Beijing.
Here is a bunch of similar made, made to resemble ancient beads, but as new as can be.

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