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Antique Venetian Elbow Millefiori Bead - Rare Glass Trade Bead

Antique Venetian Elbow Millefiori Bead - Rare Glass Trade Bead

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Discover the beauty and rarity of our Antique Venetian Elbow Millefiori Bead, a stunning example of early 1900s glass artistry. This exceptional bead is featured in Picard's Volume VI, p.38, bead 698, and showcases the intricate mosaic patterns that make millefiori beads highly sought after by collectors.

  • Length: 40 mm
  • Diameter: 11-12 mm
  • Condition: Very good (lightly chipped at the ends, see photos)

Millefiori beads, also known as mosaic beads, were meticulously crafted in Venice, Italy, using a technique that involves fusing multiple layers of colored glass canes to create intricate patterns. These beads played a significant role in the African trade, particularly in Ghana, where they were prized for their beauty and used as a form of currency and social status symbol.

Explore our collection of antique millefiori beads and discover the rich history they carry. Each bead is a piece of art, a testament to the skill and creativity of Venetian glassmakers.

For more exquisite millefiori beads, visit our collections: Millefiori Mosaic Glass Beads Collection, Old Trade Beads Collection, and our Archives of Sold Millefiori Beads.

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