Manufacturer: Venice, Italy
Condition: Used. There is some wear, pitting and a few small chips in some of the beads. However, they all have a smooth patina, are in overall good condition considering their age & travels, and will make a great addition to any African art or bead collection. The photos show the actual beads you will receive. No additional accessories (or the U.S. quarter) are included. The photos show the exact item(s) the buyer will receive.
Notes: No manuals, cords/cables, or additional items are included if not listed or shown.
- (100) Mixed Antique Millefiori Glass African Trade Beads (unstranded)
Specifications: This mixed lot of 100 Venetian Millefiori African Trade Beads is from the late 19th - early 20th century. The beads are brightly multi-colored solid glass in various mosaic patterns - stripes geometric, eyes, watermelons, etc. with mostly black centers. The beads range in length from approximately 10mm to 30mm. They are approximately 10-13mm in diameter, although because of the handmade process the diameter of each one varies slightly.
Doug Deal Factoid - Dutch traders were the first Europeans to bring Venetian millefiori beads to West Africa in the late 1400's. The beads were held in high regard by several tribes and were often used as a form of currency. Millefiori beads of this era are still sought after by collectors worldwide.
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