Seller: venetianbeads.perleavenezia (62) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 281919157323 Condition: Excellent condition., Material: Glass , Provenance: Murano-Venezia-Italia, Details: Modern mount necklace, made using antique Murano glass beads. These beads, so called "elbow beads", could be dated to the end of 19th/beginning of 20th century. They were manufactured in Murano expressly for the trade with Africa, see "Collectible Beads", by Robert K. Liu, or "The History of Beads" by Lois Sherr Dubin. Particularly see the sixth volume dedicated to the "Millefiori Beads from Western African Trade" by John and Ruth Picard, of Picard African Imports. The size of the beads is approx. 25mm. long, and the diameter is 8mm. (14 elbow beads and 2 striped ones to compose the clasp).