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Bisanzio

 2.300,00 Incl. VAT

Graduation necklace with beads with an ivory base shaped as melon, with polar inserts of murrine millefiori and scattered gold 24k. Murano’s murrine and cane are from our 19th-century collection; intriguing ceramics look for this long-lasting piece. Necklace with 23 large graduating beads interspersed by 31 smaller triangular ones.  The large ones are shaped like a watermelon; they graduate from 20mm to 33mm; the beads have a murrine’s mosaic[millefiori] insert and are scattered by gold 24k. In total, the necklace counts 55 beads — length 75 cm.

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Description

Venetian Beads, Venice, c.19th century. Crafted one by one, in the same way, there were produced in the past, bringing to life the tradition called by collectors and researchers “African trade beads”—lampwork craftsmanship made by Venetian perlera [lampwork beads maker] in our workshop. Murrines are layered over an ivory core [anima]. Bisanzio, the collection is named after Byzantine art for its particular pattern. It recalls the paternoster craftsmanship — paternostreri; these artisans were later called margariteri or perleri — specialised beads craftsman sellers of rosaries, beads, and necklaces. In the 16th century, the Venice beads’ production covered the whole market from  Costantinopoli, Aleppo, to Tripoli to London and Lisbon.

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Additional information

Weight 4000 g
Dimensions 50 × 20 × 10 mm
Handcraft

All beads are made patiently one by one, this process makes every bead unique.

Antique Murano Glass Cane

Antique Murano cane of glass collection from early 19th Century.

Murrine

The glass section obtained by slicing every 2/3mm of the cane. The core of cane is decorated by different shapes, design and colours, today some shapes are rare as the cane are not produced anymore. Murrines are loved worldwide.