Operculum and tortoiseshell beads

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A graduated strand of operculum and tortoiseshell beads - a strand of two cats eyes with a central stripe of tortoiseshell creating a dramatic brown and white stripe design, from the turn of the century these beads have been restrung with a modern gold plated solid silver clasp - wearable length 400mm - diameter from 12mm to 16.5mm - beads - c.1900 Australia

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