Here is a wonderful assortment of handmade glass beaded flowers from the late Victorian period. Ladies used to actually have the time for embroidering, sewing and crafts such as this to enhance the beauty of their homes.
This assortment includes big red poinsettias, wheat shaft, pussy willows, lilacs and other smaller flowers. It is charming how the lady who made these left wire ends on the wheat! The craftsman is quite good, there are a total of 12 flowers, two of the poinsettias may have come off the one branch though as they are smaller in size measuring about 4 1/2" in length and that particular branch has a bit of tape on it. The other branches vary in length, the longest being about 22". The larger flowers measure about 4"-5" across, the last photo shows a pen for reference on length.
Although bead flower making is still a craft enjoyed by folks today, this bouquet is of an earlier period made with beautiful glass beads, I would say circa 1900-1920.
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