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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Wirework and glass beads on wood perch
Size: 36cm high - 14¼ ins high
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Ex Private Scottish collection
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 7, item no. 3, for another example
The British Museum has a fascinating collection of Venetian glass beads all sewn onto sample cards which were used by merchants trading in Africa. They are entitled ‘beads traded for gold’, ‘beads traded for ivory’, ‘beads traded for palm oil’ and ‘beads traded in Africa for slaves’.