Victorian Cadmium Manganese Uranium Bohemian bead necklace. The two middle images are taken under black UV light. In the mid 1800’s Bohemians (now Czechs) were experimenting adding different elements to create glowing jewels. This is a very rare one and super heavy and very long. For Sale now on ebay.co.uk
Antique Bohemian fruit necklace c1850 The fruits are lacquored papier mache on a simple brass chain. The lemons and oranges would have been highly exotic in Bohemia as that time as would the strawberry. For sale on ebay.co.uk right now. The large squat red fruits are most likely rosehips which were used to make drinks and for medicinal purposes.
Fabulous Iris Crystal Bohemian Necklace c1899 - Iris glass replicates the natural quartz which washes down the river Rhine near Gablonz. Rare to see in bead form, this and the previous four items are coming to ebay.co.uk very soon.
New ‘old stock’ Bohemian uranium beads, rare design. c1860. The long beads are brass metal, not glass. The last image is taken under ‘black light’ conditions and shows a very strong uranium glow.
Antique vivid blue Bohemian Satin Glass brooch. c1890. Satin glass, invented by the Bohemians c1845 is best described as “whipped glass”. It is the bubbles inside which give the glass its satin sheen. This was an expensive item back then, you can see in some images the silver wash, which has mostly worn off. Coming soon to ebay.co.uk User Id “wow_ab_fab_treasures”
Magical saphiret brooch - Victorian Bohemian art glass. Brick red colour in some angles, shots of pure cobalt blue at others. Created by adding gold leaf to the melt.
Absolutely fabulous !
Victorian Uranium (Vaseline) Blue & Yellow Bohemian necklace. Absolutely fabulous and available on ‘Buy It Now’ on ebay.co.uk under my username “wow_ab_fab_treasures”. It is a huge bargain - massive beads in almost mint condition.
This just listed on ebay.co.uk - very low price of 99p - it is a Victorian Aventurine brooch in mint condition!
My ebay username is “wow_ab_fab_treasures”.