A Set of 22 Rare Blue Antique Venetian Millefiori African Trade Beads VB_00217_V


This listing is for a set of 22 rare blue Venetian African trade old millefiori beads dating from the mid to late 1800s to early 1900s.  The beads are temporarily strung into 2 small strands 13 and 9 beads each.  Most of the beads are sometimes referred to as "blue fried egg",  two of the beads on a smaller strand are quite rare with pink decoration - see the last few photos for the detail.


Length: 12mm - 24mm

Diameter: 12mm - 13.5mm

Hole Size: 2mm

Weight: 93g (total) 

Length of strand including raffia: 8.5 inches - 13 inches

Number of beads: 9 beads and 13 beads

This listing is for 22 beads in 2 small strands.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

These beads are in good to fair antique condition, they have traveled far and wide, and some wear such as nicks, scratches, and chips is expected. One of the blue beads on the smaller strand has a large cavity, likely a manufacturing flaw in the glass. Please examine the photos for detail.

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, and especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however, mistakes are certainly possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in the description, we invite you to please contact us and let us know. We are always grateful for any new information. We also accept returns no questions asked. See our Return Policy for detail.

COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with the naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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