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Antique Banded Oval Millefiori Venetian Mosaic Glass Trade Beads

Antique Banded Oval Millefiori Venetian Mosaic Glass Trade Beads

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Introducing a stunning collection of five antique banded oval millefiori Venetian mosaic glass trade beads, perfect for any collector or enthusiast of African trade beads. These exquisite beads, crafted in Venice, Italy, during the late 1800s to early 1900s, showcase the exceptional artistry and rich history of millefiori beads.

  • Sizes: 13 - 14 mm in length and 9 - 10 mm in diameter
  • Condition: Very good (one bead is very lightly chipped, see photos)

The intricate banded oval design and vibrant colors of these beads make them a valuable addition to any collection. Each bead is a testament to the meticulous mosaic techniques developed in Venice, where artisans combined glass rods of different colors to create mesmerizing patterns. These beads played a significant role in African trade, particularly in Ghana, where they were highly prized for their beauty and craftsmanship.

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