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Name: Kitty Fisher's Eyes

Alternate Name(s):

Used by: EC, English lace makers.

Sorry about the pic; I scanned it from one of Stef's books and this is as good as it got.

Derived from: England, after the famous actress and courtesan,
Kitty Fisher, of the 18
th century. (Springett and Springett 1987:20-23).

Earliest Use: Unknown, said to be an old name.

Origin: Venice, ca. 1830-1900.

Distinctive Trait: Color of the bead, placement of spots.

Distribution: Global.

Remarks: The bead could not have been made in honor of her; the Springetts had concluded this.


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