Venetian and Lampwork Bead: saturated colors, elaborate designs & exceptional polish,

The first glass beads produced in the Venetian Republic were most likely used for rosaries. Later Venetian artisans (Murano Island) started to create hollow cylindrical glass canes which were cut and refined by grinding or heating. Venetian glass masters re-discovered Millefiori technique. The most famous of Venetian Millefiori beads is Rosetta bead (aka Chevron bead). The high demand for Murano Glass beads due to trade eventually prompted the Venetian authorities to let glass-making expand beyond Murano. In the 16th century lampworking method of glass-making was established. After Napoleon's defeat of Venice and the accord transferring Venice to Austrian rule, the Venetian glass-making industry greatly suffered and declined. Supported by the Austrians, other glass-making centers quickly developed using Venetian knowledge and experience, most notably in Bohemia. By the end of the nineteenth century Bohemia became a well-established center for glass bead production. Masters from the old glass-making dynasties, led the revival of Venetian glass industry. The bead production came back  between the end of the 18th century and World War II, and glass beads were produced in Venice
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Vintage lampworked glass swirled teardorp bead. 22x14. Pkg. 1. b11-pp-1261
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Vintage Murano oval fuscia pink foil beads. 10x7mm. Pkg4. B11-PP-1259
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Vintage blue and aventurine sommerso glass beads from Murano. 9mm. Pkg.4. b11-bl-2152
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Vintage Venetian Fiorato Wedding Cake oval beads. 23x15mm. 1950s. Pkg1. b1-2009
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Vintage Murano blue sommerso glass tablet bead with aventurine streaks. 1960s. 23x9mm Pkg1. B1-2005
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Vintage Venetian fiorato pale lemon yellow glass wedding cake beads. 1950s, 14-15mm, pkg1. b1-2000
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Cobalt blue Venetian Fiorato Wedding Cake glass beads. Vintage 1950s. 18mm. Pkg 1. b1-1077
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Antique yellow, red and green striped trade beads. 17" strand. B1-1017cs.
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Antique yellow and red striped trade beads. 18" strand. B1-1015cs.
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Antique striped trade beads. 17" strand. B1-1012cs
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Antique Venetian striped beads from the African trade. 18 inch strand. B1-1007cs
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Lampwork glass beads, handmade from Java. 13mm. Package of 6. b11-bw-2124
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Lampwork glass beads, handmade from Java. 13mm. Package of 6. b11-gr-2048
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Lampwork glass beads, handmade from Java. 13mm. Package of 6. b11-yo-1025
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Vintage opaque 2-tone black/gold 6mm glass round beads. Pkg of 20. B11-BW-0794
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Vintage lampwork ginger glass freeform teardrop top drilled pendant 28x20mm pkg of 1. b11-yo-0925(e)
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Vintage Japanese green and grey lampwork swirling marble rounds, 14mm, sold individually. b1-644(e)
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Old Japanese lampwork crumb beads. 12x18mm. Pkg of 1. b11-bl-1063
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Vintage lampwork striated lapis blue glass oval,34x26X10mm, 1 per pkg., b11-bl-2074
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Chinese cobalt blue Peking glass bead with millefiori 18-20mm. Sold individually. b11-bl-2113
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Vintage Japanese fancy amber foils.15x10mm. Pkg of 2. b11-br-0739(e)
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Vintage Venetian lampwork smoky 3 sided nugget shaped glass beads. 12x15mm.Pkg of 2. b11-bw-0821
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Italian coral glass pendant with wire, average 34x20x7mm, 1per Pkg. b11-yo-0994
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Vintage white glass long elbow beads. 48x9mm, 1 per Pkg. b11-cr-0903
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Vintage jade green glass flat teardrop pendant with embedded wire, average 30x22x7mm. b11-gr-2001
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Vintage hand made jade green glass pendant with embedded wire, average 36x25x8mm. 1920s. B11-gr-2002
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B11-GR-0723 Czech Lampwork Mint Green with Rose. 10x14mm. Pkg of 1
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