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Rare Antique Peacock Oval Millefiori African Trade Beads

Rare Antique Peacock Oval Millefiori African Trade Beads

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Discover the elegance and historical significance of our three beautiful rare antique banded "Peacock" oval millefiori Venetian mosaic glass beads. These beads, with their stunning patterns and vibrant colors, are a testament to the artistry of Venetian glassmakers from the early 1900s.

  • Size: 15 - 16 mm in length
  • Diameter: 9 mm
  • Condition: Very good (very lightly chipped at the ends, see photos)

These Venetian Millefiori mosaic glass trade beads were crafted in Venice, Italy, using a meticulous technique that involves layering glass to create intricate floral and geometric patterns. The term "millefiori" means "a thousand flowers" in Italian, reflecting the intricate beauty of these beads.

In the early 1900s, these beads played a significant role in the African trade, particularly in Ghana, where they were highly valued and used as currency and symbols of wealth and status. Their vibrant colors and unique designs made them sought-after items in various African cultures.

Own a piece of history with these rare peacock oval millefiori beads, perfect for collectors and jewelry makers alike. Explore our collection to find more exquisite antique glass trade beads.

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