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- Antique Large Hand Carved Ivory Graduated Bead Necklace
Antique Large Hand Carved Ivory Graduated Bead Necklace
This is an exceptional antique ivory necklace. The beads are large and beautifully hand and machine carved bi-cone beads.
The rose beads are hard to find in this bicone shape, normally always round. Each of the rose beads have 2 flowers, one on each side. The bi-cone plain beads are smooth and lovely with evident striation. There are small smooth round beads added in around the neck for comfort when worn. This necklace is completely original, 26.5" long and weighs 55 grams, which is amazing! In excellent condition with light yellowing and minimum wear. The largest central bead measures 37.25mm long and 19.9mm thick and then tapers down to an hidden ivory screw together clasp. Last photo is on a size 12 mannequin.