These wonderful Venetian Murano glass lentil beads measures 22mm (2.2cm)
These are rather rare beads and arebased on the centuries old wedding cake (or Dogaressa) bead.
The reason this bead is so unusual is because here, pure Sterling silver leaf has been used instead of 24k gold foil. The reason you do not often see wedding cake beads with Silver foil or silver leaf is because Sterling silver very easily and quickly turns gold in the flame It takes skill and practice to "flash" the foil so quickly in the flame to prevent it losing it's colour. Here the silver leaf has been encased in transparent glass to prevent the foil from any damage.
A white glass base with a touch of ivory glass here and there, then pure Sterling silver leaf is applied and encased in a secret layer (secret recipe) of glass. Finally the rosebuds are hand painted in molten (while the glass is still in liquid form) glass.
Please note that all exterior decorations are different to each side, also the placement, size, shape clarity and depth of colour in the rosebuds varies
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