Trade Beads Lot of Assorted Millefiori
Antique Venetian Trade Beads Assorted LotThis Bead Lot comes with 28 Antique Trade Beads. Most of them are Venetian Millefiori Beads in a variety of colors with Red, Yellow, Green and Blue backgrounds. A couple of them have stripes . One is a 6 mm wide disc bead. And there is one Dark Red striped Pony Bead. They vary in length between 12 mm long and 51 mm. The holes sizes in the Millefiori beads vary between 2 mm and 4 mm. These are older beads, so you will see chips and discoloration. We are selling them as a lot. One of a Kind!
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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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