Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ethnic African Retro Vintage Necklace Huge Pendant w Chrome Beads $85

Ethnic African Retro Vintage Necklace Huge Pendant w Chrome Beads


Ethnic bone necklaces have been made for thousands of years but sometime in the 1950-1960 period, unique ethnic designs became a signs of the times; cultural ethnic styles that were never made before.

Made in the 1960-1970 era, this admirable bold design features a huge 4 piece carved bone pendant with huge chrome tube beads. I believe the pendant is a West African symbol but Im not sure what it means; Fertility, Longevity, or Luck perhaps.

The 4 piece pendant is put together with metal bars that serve as hinges so each piece can move independently. There are two huge chrome barrel beads with black bone ends and chrome caps. Following are two huge round bone beads and two long chrome tube beads. The rest of the necklace is white bone beads mixed with old hand made chrome rounds. The necklace is finished with a screw type silver metal barrel clasp.

The necklace portion is 27" or 69 cm long. The pendant is an additional 4 1/2" or 11.4 cm long and is 2 1/4" or 59 mm wide. The largest chrome barrel beads are 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" long or 19 mm x 32 mm. You can get a better indication of the size by viewing the photo of the pendant in my hand.

The entire necklace is in pristine clean condition with no imperfections or flaws. Only the chrome barrel beads have some light signs of wear from gentle handling. The necklace is not signed.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in new luxury presentation necklace box.
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