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Rare Antique Red Banded Oval Millefiori Venetian Glass Trade Beads

Rare Antique Red Banded Oval Millefiori Venetian Glass Trade Beads

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Discover the timeless beauty of these three rare antique red banded oval millefiori Venetian mosaic glass trade beads. Each bead, crafted with precision and artistry, showcases the exquisite millefiori technique that originated in Venice, Italy. These beads were used in the African trade during the late 1800s to early 1900s, making them a significant piece of history and culture.

  • Size: 17 mm x 11 - 12 mm
  • Condition: Very good (lightly beveled with a few small air bubbles, see photos)

The intricate design of these millefiori beads, featuring vibrant red bands, is a testament to the skillful craftsmanship of Venetian glassmakers. The mosaic technique involves layering and fusing different colors of glass, creating stunning patterns that are unique to each bead.

Trade beads like these played a crucial role in the history of African trade, particularly in Ghana. They were not just decorative items but also served as currency and symbols of status and wealth.

Explore our collection of Millefiori beads currently available for sale, browse the old trade beads collection, and view our archived Millefiori beads for more historical pieces.

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