These lovely antique Venetian beads were cut from canes made in the early 1900's. They are a five layer chevron or rosetta cane with alternating layers of red, translucent cobalt blue & white. The beads measure 9-10mm wide x an average of 12mm long and they have a velvety matte finish. These lovely beads are uncirculated and in excellent condition. This is my last lot & you will receive the exact beads shown in the photos.
PLEASE NOTE: I always thought the dark layer in this cane was black & was quite surprised to realize that it is cobalt blue. I wanted to show this so I have added a photo with light coming through the bead to illuminate these layers. This photo is NOT accurate for color because it is being illuminated by a flashlight but it does show the layers. These layers are cobalt blue in color.
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Method of shipping will be determined by bead type and value. We ship with the USPS and prefer that valuable and fragile beads be shipped via boxed Priority Mail with delivery confirmation and insurance. We will ship via First Class Mail in a bubble lined mailing envelope whenever possible. All items will be carefully wrapped in double or triple bubble wrap. Items above a certain value are insured for your protection and peace of mind.
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