Trade Beads Antique Millefiori Lot of 17
Antique Millefiori Trade BeadsThis Lot of 17 Antique Millefiori Trade Beads has fifteen small beads with red, white blue and yellow in the design and two larger beads with yellow and white. The smaller beads are approximately 10mm long and 8 mm wide. The larger beads are 30 mm long and 11mm wide.
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Venetian Millefiori Beads are one of several types of beads that we call Trade Beads. European traders often brought these beads to Africa, but they made their way to the Americas as well. Factories in Venice produced these beads beginning in the early 1800s. Artisans used canes of glass to create flowers and stripe designs. Then they molded layers of these designs around a core of solid colored glass. They then cut or broke these glass rods into beads. The result is a colorful mix of designs called Venetian Millefiori beads. Millefiori means “thousand flowers” in Italian. Traders brought a large variety of glass beads to the Americas including Padre Beads, large round Hudson Bay trade beads, Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads, sand casted beads and others!
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