Silver and coral beads necklace. Algeria, Late 19th-Early 20th Century


Necklace composed of one strand of coral beads alternating with silver beads with filigree decoration, strung onto a red wool braid.

The coral, heavily collected since Late Antiquity along the wide Algerian coasts, was very popular in local jewelry, hence its nickname “red gold”.

Total length: 78 cm (30-2/3 in.)

Algeria, Late 19th-Early 20th Century

Condition report : Overall good conserved condition. The tips of the braided wool has few pilling.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2014100854
  • Material: 
    • Necklace and pendants Silver
    • Necklace and pendants Coral