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Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Title: Dutch Trade Bead.
Published in: Middelburg, before 1623
   
Size: 31.5 x 0.0 inches.
80.0 x 0.0 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: 90 cylinder beads made of drawn glass tubes. One half Indian-red over a blue-greyish core, the other dark brown to black with 4 white stripes, both types showing a beautiful polish.
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An extremely rare necklace made from authentic early 17th C. glass beads produced in the Netherlands.

This rare and early Dutch Trade beads is built up from irregularly broken off parts from the drawn tubes, length varies between 5 and 15 mm, diameter 2-4 mm. Recently strung to a necklace with a length of 80 cm.
A fine collection of typical Dutch glass beads, produced since the late 16th century mainly for trade in North America, Africa, and Indonesia.
It is known that Henry Hudson bartered Dutch beads when traveling for the VOC in 1609, and, besides other goods, glass beads are discussed to have been paid for the purchase of Manhattan Island in 1626.
They are found in early North American Iroquois and Susquehannock sites, but also on the Antilles, in East and West Africa, and on Bali.

The present collection was excavated at the site of a glass furnace in Middelburg, and some of the red beads show slight discoloration due to four centuries in the soil.
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17th Century Dutch glass beads are exceptionally in the market, and if they are offered they are the composed of brown/black beads. This recently strung necklace with a length of 80 cm. is multi coloured and consists 90 authentic 17th century Dutch beads with a total length of 80 cms (31 inches).of the most desired treadbeads.
17th C. glass beads produced in the Netherlands are normally found and traded separately, multi coloured thread beads are extremely rare. Some of the red beads show slight discoloration due to four centuries in the soil. Dutch glass beads, produced since the late 16th century were mainly used for trade in North America, Africa, and Indonesia.
It is known that Henry Hudson bartered Dutch beads when traveling for the VOC in 1609, and, besides other goods, glass beads are discussed to have been paid for the purchase of Manhattan Island in 1626. They are found in early North American Iroquois and Susquehannock sites, but also on the Antilles, in East and West Africa, and on Bali.




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