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American Decorative Arts

Trade Beads

1650–1700

Glass beads, cylindrically shaped

length of necklace: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
diam. of bead: 1/4 in. (0.6 cm)
min. bead width: 1/8 in. (0.3 cm)
max. bead width: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.1337a-g
Geography: 
Probably made in Venice
Culture: 
Probably Venetian
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Francis Patrick Garvan (1875–1937), New York, by 1931; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1931

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.