13 vintage handmade large glass lampwork beads, barrel, round and irregular shapes, swirls and trails, chunky big size statement beads, #425

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A set of 13 vintage large handmade glass lampwork beads, in a variety of shapes and colours. These are big, chunky, statement beads, and are quite heavy. They are decorated with swirls, trails and speckles.

I bought this string of beads because they caught my eye, especially the two barrel-shaped ones with the orange trailed decoration. I'm not really very familiar with beads and bead shapes, so bear with me in this description. The beads come in various types and sizes:

* 2 barrel shaped black or blackish brown beads with orange trails. c.28 mm (1 1/10 inches) long.
* 2 spherical swirled beads, one with yellow, green, brown and orange, the other green brown and orange with just a tiny amount of yellow. c.20 mm (4/5 inch) in diameter.
* 3 oval beads, wider swirls, blue, black, yellow and red. c.20 mm (4/5 inch) long. All three of these are damaged.
* 1 square-sectioned long swirled bead, orange, black, brown, blue. c. 24 mm (19/20 inch) long. This one is damaged.
* 1 large spherical speckled bead, black ground with red, yellow and white surface speckles, c.24 mm (19/20 inch) in diameter.
* 1 squashed spherical speckled bead, black ground with red, yellow and white surface speckles, c.22 mm (17/20 inch) in diameter
* 1 cylindrical bead with central ridges, black ground with red and white surface speckles, c.24 mm (19/20 inch) long.
* 1 squashed cylindrical bead with central ridges, black ground with red, yellow and white surface speckles, c.18 mm (2/3 inch) long.
* 1 stubby cylindrical bead with central ridges, multicoloured glass within a black ground, c.14 mm (11/20 inch) long.

Nine of the beads are in very good vintage condition. Four are less good: see the three in the centre of photo 5. The one on the left hand side has the worst damage; the other two and the one I haven't shown all have smaller spalls missing.

The beads are quite heavy - all together they weigh 156 g (5 1/2 oz). At the moment they are knotted together on a piece of yellow string.

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Item no. 425.

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