Vintage 1920s blue mauve Venetian chandelier beads

Vintage 1920s blue mauve Venetian chandelier beads


This listing is for a mix of 100 beautiful opalescent Venetian glass tubular beads in blue (light and dark) & mauve tones which date from the 1920s and which were originally created in Venice for use in rosary beads and chandelier trims.

Each bead is approx 4mm in length and width. As each has been handcut they are each unique.

The bead is rounded on outside but has an incredible depth and dimension when the light hits it making the glass look like it glows from within - just beautiful!

These are one of the treasures which I found at a recent Chateau estate sale in Provence - you can find out more about their provenance on my blog -

'Dans leur jus' as they say in France, timeworn but still very special.

These would be wonderful for creating jewellery, costume design, restoration. The beads are unused and unwashed and straight out of an antique sewing box from late 1800s - early 1900s.

I purchased many lots of these beads so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you wish to purchase several lots.

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