An extraodinary collection of Antique Venetian Floral Fancy, Trailed, and Moon Beads made into necklace !
The twisted wire covered beads are gilded silver, the plain round beads are brass. The two gilded triangle beads are very very rare Moorish beads - or du pays - from the Norther part of Senegal and Mauretania.
The variety of beads is stunning! The beads are antique, they show surface wear, most of them date to the mid 1800s, some of them are much older (plain blue, green with yellow trailings )
Length 60 cm
Except one bead where there us a little loss of decoration on one side, all remaining beads are in pristine condition.
Three red chevron beads made by Rick Rice. The beads are fairly new, about 10 years old, but made from early 1900s Venetian chevron cane. Special custom grind - very rare. The three chevron beads are strung with large round ivory beads, coral (dyed) and Bali vermeil. The shape of the beads makes it difficult to put flat on a scanner but they fall very nicely around the neck. Goldplated silver crab clasp. Length of necklace 43 cm, focal chevron bicone shaped bead 55 mm long and 15 mm at widest point, drop shaped chevrons 46 mm long. One bead has a tiny nick at the tip which you can barely see.
VEN120 - Custom ground red chevron/ivory/coral
Antique Venetian Millefiori beads from the early 1900s. UNUSED, are strung with lapislazuli rondelle beads and tubes beads. Bali vermeil spacers, white Venetian to highlight the blue. Bali vermeil toggle clasp, length 45 cm
VEN122 - Blue flat square Millefiori . Lapis
A gorgeous necklace made with pink tiny coral beads (color enhanced) and authentic blue antique Venetian Wedding Cake beads with pink roses. Bali vermeil (gold over sterling silver) bead caps, end beads and very exclusive clasp. Blue glass beads come from the Himalayas but have the same baby blue color as the Venetian beads. Earrings could be made with coral and wedding bead.
length of necklace 61 cm - about 24 inches
Elegant Antique Venetian Fancy, Gooseberry and African Amber Beads necklace
Exclusive necklace of antique beads from the African Trade. Venetian Fancy beads, rare blue Gooseberry beads are strung with Bali gilded sterling silver (vermeil) and small African amber beads (phenolic resin, Germany 1930s).
A collection of rare beads, wearable African art, including earrings with fancy bead and amber
Length 52 cm 20.5 inches
VEn234 -Antique rare Venetian Fancy Eye beads necklace with citrine, onyx and topaz
Super antique Ventian Fancy eye beads necklace!
The emstones chosen represent the color of the eyes, citrine for the pale yellow and orange topaz (at least color treated if not man made!) for the eyes and black onyx for the black murrine of the eye beads. Very elegant necklace! Spacers Bali sterling silver vermeil, gilded sterling clasp hallmarked!
length 44 cm
VEN216 - Antique Venetian Fancy very rare black glass beads necklace with genuine untreated Malachite
Exceptional one of a kind necklace of antique Venetian Fancy glass beads - some very rare beads! The Venetian beads are strung wiht Bali vermeil (gilded sterling silver) and genuine untreated undyed malachite (not pressed powder, etc!) Length 47 cm
1 inch = 2.54 cm
Length adjustable, earring could be made with Fancy beads!
Superb necklace made with a variety of antique fancy glass beads from Venice, Italy.
The focal bead is a wedding cake bead with sterling silver beads set with markasite stones on each side. The remainder of the necklace is strung with more antique Venetian Fancy beads, rose quarz and sterling silver beads set with markasite. Markasite sterling silver clasp, length 53 cm
All antique Venetian glass beads were made on the islands of Murano, part of Venice, in Italy in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The beads were traded to Africa.
VEN 184 - Euro 220