Skip to product information
1 of 3


Antique Rare Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads - African Mosaic Beads

Antique Rare Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads - African Mosaic Beads

Regular price $32.45 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $32.45 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Item number:


Check shipping cost

Standard shipping cost for this item is $ 6.95.
Insured "AIR MAIL" anywhere in the world.
Delivery time for Europe is 7-14 working days.
Delivery time for USA and the rest of the World is 14-21 working days.
We combine shipping on multiple purchases!

DHL option available for faster delivery ( 2 - 4 working days ) to all over the world.
During your checkout you will be able to see cost and select DHL option.

FREE upgrade to DHL for orders over $ 200.

These four beautiful old rare Venetian millefiori mosaic glass trade beads with murrine and trail decoration are a rare find for any collector. Expertly crafted in Venice, Italy, these beads are a testament to the exquisite artistry and vibrant patterns characteristic of millefiori beads.

  • Size of beads: 11 - 12 mm in length
  • Diameter: 12 mm
  • Condition: Excellent (one bead is lightly chipped, see photos)

These Venetian millefiori mosaic glass trade beads were used in the African trade in the early 1900s, contributing significantly to the cultural and economic exchanges in Ghana and other parts of Africa. The intricate technique of creating millefiori beads involves layering glass to form detailed floral and geometric patterns, making each bead a unique piece of art.

Trade beads like these were not only decorative but also served as a form of currency and a symbol of social status in various African communities. The intricate designs and historical importance make these beads highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.

Explore our collection of millefiori beads currently available for sale, the old trade beads currently for sale, and our archived millefiori beads.

View full details