Antique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper NecklaceAntique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper Necklace

Antique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper Necklace

Large natural Red Jasper nougats perfectly complement the eight (8) Antique African Venetian Trade Beads and combine with black Czech Glass and white Shell slices to make a very wearable and stunning necklace.

Colorful antique African trade beads made in the early 1900's in Europe were used for bartering with African people. African trade beads came about as a result of the need for traders along the route between Europe and Africa for a currency to trade with the Africans.

Over the years I have purchased many of these fascinating beads. Investigating the history of African trade beads is a tricky task. The antique Millefiori and Chevron beads are easily identifiable and many beads feature tell-tale signs of antiquity, such as pitting and small fractures. There are some beads, which to the trained eye, can be dated based on certain aesthetics; the way they are cut, their shape, and even designs can be indicative of the century, or era they were made.

Although many countries made their own beads to trade, those made in Italy are some of the most beautiful. The 8 Venetian Millefiori beads are classic examples of the ones made in Italy in the 1900's.
The necklace is 22 inches long and closes with a Sterling Silver toggle clasp.

ITEM ID
BR-000522
COLOR
Black, Brown, Silver, White
STYLE
Ethnic, Tribal, OOAK One-of-a-Kind
MATERIAL
Glass, Shell, Stone
TYPE
Artisan
STONE CUT
Oval Cut
ITEM SIZE
22 inches
ITEM TYPE
Contemporary

Antique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper Necklace

$140

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