String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 34.8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
11 opaque white, blue, turquoise, and colorless swirls, distorted, dimples barrel shape; 6 opaque white, dusty rose, amethyst, translucent turquoise swirls (2 asymmetrically faceted barrels - 4 pinched barrel shape); 3 opaque white with transparent turquoise stripes, lampworked, ovoid tabular with slight twist; 1 opaque white, turquoise, and colorless swirls, lampworked, dimpled distorted barrel shape; 1 opaque light blue with transparent blue swirls, distorted barrel shape; 1 translucent white, yellow, turquoise, and blue swirls, dimpled barrel shape, lampworked; 35 opaque cobalt blue core encased in transparent turquoise, short barrel, drawn; 10 transparent turquoise, 5-sided cornerless faceted, mold-pressed; 2 transparent medium turquoise short barrels; 1 turquoise satin ovoid, wound; 12 opaque dull light blue, satin surface (6 small circular - 5 asymmetrically faceted, mold-[pressed, 3-sided barrel/circular); 11 opaque pale greenish blue (9 faceted circular - 2 3-sided circular); 1 opaque light turquoise blue, circular, mold-pressed. Strung on linen.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source