German and Dutch

Beads, using Venetian glass, were being made from the end of the 1200's in an area of present day Germany, By the late 1500s they were making their own glass at Lauscha in the Thuringia Forest - and during the 1700 to 1800s, Germany was a major bead exporter to many regions of the world.
Antique German glass is found all over West Africa, with subtle shades of colour and longevity, they are widely collected and used in many modern jewellery creations.
Full of history, if only they could talk !

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Blue Glass
"Dogon"
Annular Rings
and Spheres

Clear
Glass
"Dogon"
Annular Rings

"Dogon"
Annular Rings
Spheres
and Barrels
in Shades of
Green
& Gold

Mixed
Colours
of
"Dogon"
Rings

Special
Large Blue
"Dogon"
Spheres

Small Collections


Antique Mixed Coloured Spheres
from
the Dogon Area
of Mali

Antique and Ancient
Faceted and Plain
Glass
Ovals - Cubes
Rings and Barrels


Medieval Aggrey
and Blema Koli
Drawn glass beads
found in
Nigeria

17th century
Dutch Pentagonal
Single Beads
-
Small Collections

Large
1st Quality
Single Beads

"Dogon"
Annular Rings
Small Collections
from
Mali

Antique
Large Glass
Ovals
Small
Collections

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