Vintage Copal Resin Bakelite Trade Beads. Big and Bold. Set of 2 Beads.

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Vintage Copal Resin Trade Beads. Big and Bold. Set of 2 Beads.

You will receive the EXACT beads pictured above. Please note that I took photos in bright daylight to shade in order to make sure you can see how the beads look in different kinds of light.

These are large and make wonderful focal point beads for necklaces. These are too large for earrings or bracelets.

I am unsure of the exact composition of these beads. Back in the 80's I took a hammer to one bead to try to see if it was real copal or an early, turn of the century imitation that is so common in trade beads. First, these are hard to break. Second, when I burned a chip from the broken bead, I was told I would smell either a fragrant tree scent or burned plastic. Well, I smelled neither one. I smelled smoke that was not unpleasant, but it did not smell particularly like a pine tree. Nor did it smell like burned plastic (we all know how THAT stinks). So I am selling these as "Trade Beads".

Quantity: 2
Bead Size:
1. 33.5mm long and 28.4mm wide
2. 34.9mm long and 28.3mm wide

Composition: Vintage African trade bead.
Condition: Vintage with some wear at the holes and a couple of scratches on the body.
Color: Golden Orange with lighter and darker streaks.
Item # 2

I came into possession of these beads back in the early 1980's. Since then they have been stored away.

Please ask if you have any questions at all!

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