Antique Venetian Wedding Cake African Trade Beads Multi-Color With Aventurine M00005_C


A  28" strand of 32 antique Venetian African trade lampworked "Wedding Cake" beads dating to the early 1900s.  This design style with floral or ornamental glass overlays is also referred to as the Fiorato.   

This strand has beads of a range of colors, with aventurine,  There are several rare varieties including green, blue with yellow, dark cobalt blue with orange and aventurine decorations, and a variety of black beads with yellow, red, orange, and aventurine decoration. The tube beads are 17-20mm long,  and 8-10mm wide.

Most of the beads are in good antique condition, a few are chipped, and some are covered with more heavy patina than others. They have traveled far and wide, and some wear (such as nicks, scratches, and chips) is expected. Please examine the photos for detail.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

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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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