Necklace of 177 Saxon pearls before 1734 from the Vogtland waters. largest pearl: Dm 12.9 mm; smallest bead: Dm 6.5mm. Inventory number: VIII 33Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

The first customer midland beads occurrence dates back to the mid-15th century. 1566 is the first known state intervention in the beads Search by Elector August. Center of the original occurrence was the headwater of the White Elster and its catchment area. The pearl fishery was Kronregal; the total income had to be delivered to the Saxon dynasty. Die177 native beads that had been taken from the waters off Vogtland 1734 gradually said to have been the first time in 1805 strung to a pearl necklace.Only 1927-1937 it was decided to combine the individual beads into one great chain.