Mixed Strand of Antique Venetian Lampwork, Brown & Mustard


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  • Mixed strand of antique Venetian lampwork beads almost all in excelent condition with wonderful smooth patina and clear designs. Mostly brown and mustard colors, but with a few greens mixed in. Beads range from 12x6 to 20x10
  • One 32-inch strand with 59 beads
  • 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.