String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 57.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
72 foils, opaque turquoise satin with dots of "painted" silver foil overlaid with light amber, lampworked (graduated sizes); 191 ovoid tabular opaque turquoise blue; 112 opaque turquoise short barrel shape; 1 opaque red and white striped seed bead; 8 opaque turquoise beads on clasp(?) (1 circular, 7 seed beads); 355 brass metal, faceted barrel shape. Strung on linen with brass filigree rondelle, jump rings and hook with flower attached, chain, beads attached with wire (hook and chain clasp).
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source