Colourful and genuine Venetian Millefiori Glass bead necklace.The technical knowledge for creating millefiori can be traced to Ancient Roman but was lost by the eighteenth century, and the technique was not revived until the nineteenth century.
The colour and quality of these beads are amazing. Little read Murano glass beads are set between the Millie Fiori beads. The necklace closes with a gilded silver lobster claw closure which might be of newer date. The necklace is in perfect condition and dated at ca. 1950.
Length: 21.7 inch 550mm)
Mille Fiori bead: Length: 1.6 inch (40mm) Diameter: 0.6 inch (15mm)
Vintage Venetian Mille Fiori Glass Bead Necklace ,ca.1950