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Phoenician head bead (replica?)
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Posted by: Heather Post Reply
07/24/2013, 12:59:40

I recently acquired a glass head bead. I suspect it is a replica of an old Phoenician bead, but it would be great to have a more informed opinion about this.

I am attaching photos, and look forward to any insightful comments.

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Re: Phoenician head bead (replica?) -- Heather Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: heather Post Reply
07/26/2013, 13:34:09

Any comment .. please



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Re: Phoenician head bead (replica?) -- Heather Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: mosquitobay Post Reply
07/26/2013, 13:50:39

Hi Heather,

Yes, this is a replica of a Phoenician head pendant, Original dating to around 600 to 400 BC, more or less.

I purchased about a dozen of these from Russ Nobbs (less than $10 each), several years ago and sold them on Ebay as replicas because I had seen several sell as originals.

I also have a copy that is much older, dating possibly from the 1980's more or less. I suspect such items have been copied for a long period, as the originals are so valuable.

The best price I have heard an original bringing was $86,000 at Christies several years ago. It was however a spectacular example.

Below is a fairly good looking copy from China about 10 years old. In this case they copied an entire necklace that was from a Japanese museum.

Happy collecting,

Jan Skipper, Mosquitobay

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