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Are you interested in this item?This item is up for auction at Catawiki. Please click on "respond to advert" (orange button) to get redirected to the Catawiki website. Catawiki’s goal is to make special objects universally available. Our weekly auctions feature thousands of unusual, rare, and exceptional objects you won’t find in just any store. Moulded pâte de verre with marbled decoration. Diameter = 10 mm; length = 4 to 7 mm; length of the strings = 64 cm; 65 cm; 67 cm and 68 cm. These beads are not mounted as a necklace. Shipped by tracked letter post. Trade beads made using the "cold paste" technique, conceived by the English Prosser brothers in 1840, with the aim of making porcelain buttons. Realising the Prosser technique could be adapted for beads, Jean-Felix Bapterosses, French button maker and bead collector, bought the rights to the technique in the 1850s. He began to produce pressed beads on a large scale in his factory in Briare, France, to be used as currency by Europeans traders. They were very successful in the city of Kakamba in the Republic of Congo, hence the name Kakamba Prosser Beads. 22793175

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