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Antique Rectangular Eye Venetian Lampwork Glass Trade Beads

Antique Rectangular Eye Venetian Lampwork Glass Trade Beads

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Discover the beauty of five exquisite old rectangular "Eye" Fancy Venetian wound glass trade beads, adorned with intricate trail decorations. These beads are not only visually stunning but also hold a significant place in history, having been used in the African trade during the late 1800s to early 1900s.

  • Size: 11 mm X 7 mm X 7 mm
  • Condition: Excellent (see photos)

These antique Venetian lampwork beads, also known as wound glass beads, were meticulously crafted in Venice, Italy. The lampworking technique involves winding molten glass around a metal rod, allowing for detailed and intricate designs such as the eye and trail decorations seen on these beads. Trade beads like these were highly valued in Ghana and other parts of Africa, used as a form of currency and for decorative purposes, making them an essential part of the region's cultural heritage.

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