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19th C. Italian Glass Trade Beads (3 Strands)

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Jackson's AuctionCedar Falls, IA, US

Lot 0302 Details

Description
**Originally Listed At $150**

**Back at auction due to non-paying bidder.

Western Europe, Venice, Italy, ca. 18th and 19th century CE. Three strands of Venetian trade beads - comprised of hundreds of beads - including millefiori, chevron, and padre glass trade beads - multi-colored, white, black-and white, and solid white - strung on raffia and ready to wear. Trade beads played a major role in the age of European exploration and colonization, serving as currency on multiple continents. Strung to be wearable as necklaces! Size: longest strand measures 26" L (66 cm); largest bead ~.625" L (1.6 cm)

The millefiori technique uses multicolored glass rods cut into cross section to create their distinctive patterns. Chevron beads - also called star or rosetta beads - were created in Venice and Murano, Italy toward the end of the 14th century. They are drawn beads made from glass canes shaved via star molds and consist of layers of alternating colors. Padre beads are a wound glass trade beads that were imported to Africa and the Americas by Spanish missionaries and monks. The term padre bead is derived from the fact that these beads were worn by priests – the Spanish word for priest being padre meaning father – and Franciscan priests would give these beads to Native Americans as rewards for their conversion to Christianity. Padre beads were favored between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Provenance: ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired prior to 1970

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Condition
Black-and-white beads in generally excellent condition. A few white padre beads and millefiori beads with nicks, cracks, and/or deposits.
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19th C. Italian Glass Trade Beads (3 Strands)

Estimate $300 - $450Nov 26, 2018
Starting Price $125
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