Incredible trade bead necklace made from antique Venetian trade beads, red coral glass beads, sand-cast beads, graduated ancient crinoid (sea lilies which dominated Paleozoic seas)fossil discs, shell or bone hashi, and two tusks that appear to be made from horn. The Venetian glass beads have cobalt cores.
This necklace came from a local estate. The total length of the necklace is 20", and was assembled with a hook and loop finding. This is really a stunning piece, and truly is an example of wearable history!