Bumble Bee Variant on Brown with Green and Yellow Trailed Design


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  • Antique Venetian Lampwork beads, brick brown base bead with spiraling yellow and green trails 14x12mm
  • Only on 33-inch strand, a few have chips and some have a finish due to to wear or corrosion
  • Made in Venice, Italy mid-1800s to early 1900s for the African trade
  • Lampworking is an ancient bead-making technique, which the Venetians developed in to an art during the 1300s. Basically it involves melting glass rods of various thicknesses over a flame and manipulating the glass, first to from the core of the bead, and then to decorate its surface. In Murano men typically made the cores and women decorated the beads. These beadmaking techniques are fundamentally the same as those used by contemporary beadmakers, except with better equipment.145