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Rare Antique African Trade Millefiori Beads - Large Venetian Mosaic

Rare Antique African Trade Millefiori Beads - Large Venetian Mosaic

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Introducing a set of four beautiful matching antique Venetian millefiori mosaic glass trade beads. These large, rare beads, crafted in Venice, Italy, are a testament to the intricate artistry and historical significance of African trade beads from the early 1900s.

  • Size: 18 - 19 mm x 8 - 9 mm
  • Condition: Very good (lightly beveled, see photos)

The intricate millefiori technique used to create these beads involves layering and fusing multiple slices of glass canes, resulting in a mesmerizing mosaic effect. These beads were highly valued in African trade, particularly in Ghana, where they played a crucial role in cultural exchanges and transactions. Their vibrant patterns and historical significance make them a treasured addition to any collection.

Explore our extensive collection of millefiori beads currently available for sale, our old trade beads collection, and the archived millefiori beads for more unique pieces.

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