Re: Unusual Bead
Re: Help needed for unusual bead -- Rosanna Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
01/16/2024, 15:40:55

Hi Rosanna,

The origin is not obvious. You say "too messy to be Venetian." But, the closest I can think of would be an Indian knock-off. These have been circulating for thirty-something years. However, Indian beads are too messy to properly copy a Venetian bead. Plus they also use avventurina glass. So, by comparison, your bead is too neat to be Indian. And it looks older than the Indian period of production.

I suppose Venetian is not unreasonable, though it's not a pattern I recall. (A lot of Venetian beads from 100 years ago were cranked out. And these are messy, compared to the same beads when more-carefully made.)


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