Vintage big bead necklace, Venetian and African tribal, hand strung. Very heavy and long, this exciting necklace combines antique Venetian foiled glass beads with textural beads of natural material. Probably African, the necklace has bold contrasts that are striking.
The Venetian glass beads, Murano made, are aqua/cobalt/gold/black, absolutely brilliant with color (7/8"). The natural material beads, tan with brown, are ribbed, carved, and imprinted with fish, flowers, leaf designs (5/8" and 3/8"). They may be made of bone, clay, natural resins, or wood.
The necklace is 42" long and weighs a hefty 7.8 ounces. There is no damage.