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Early Southwestern Trade Bead and Silver Necklace, C. 1920  

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DESCRIPTION: An early Southwestern Native American trade bead necklace with rare orange glass trade beads strung in pairs then separated by hand worked silver beads, some round with alternating pierced beads, and some with twisted silver wire set within square frames. Also included are a total of six Republica de Guatemala silver coins (two 1/2 Reals and four 1 Reals), all dated between 1900 and 1912, and one large Republica Mexicana 8 Reales with the liberty cap and starburst pattern, dated 1859, P.F. 10D 20G. This necklace is striking when worn and is a vivid historical reminder of the melding of the Southwest's rich Native American, Spanish Colonial and Mexican territorial history. DIMENSIONS: Necklace is 18" long strung (45.8 cm). Round silver beads are each 5/8" in diameter.
  Stock #W-JO45

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