String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 39.7 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
9 foils - 4 long barrel, opaque white overlaid with silver foil with white overlaid spots and multicolored "crumbs", lampworked - 5 pinched ovoids, silver foil inlaid in transparent light red and multicolored inclusions; 2 ovoid colorless encasing transparent pink satin and red and white flower cane; 30 segmented opaque "clambroth"; 37 circular transparent light red with darker red swirls, wound; 2 opalescent rhomboids; 8 circular, opaque white satin glass, encased in colorless, faceted/dimpled, mold-pressed; 1 circular and 1 cylindrical transparent opalescent. Strung on waxed linen.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source