Seller: paropamiso.gioielli (668) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 121465457181 Condition: Good condition., Material: Glass, Provenance: Italia, Venezia, Murano, Details: A sample colours card of small "wedding cake" (various size:round: 8mm., flat: 10mm. x 5mm., fuse: 16mm. x 7mm.).Really excellent the quality of the beads, almost surely addressed to european or american markets; the beads for african markets were careless made. The "Società Veneziana per l'Industria delle Conterie" born in 1898 grouping the 17 most important producers of "conterie" (and other kinds of beads), to avoid a dangerous prices competition. In that number there was also included "Pietro Bigaglia co.", which developed, at the middle of 1800, the art of the murrina making together with Franchini, father and son. The "Società Veneziana per l'Industria delle Conterie" represented until the end of the 1970's the biggest glass industry of Murano. In 1902 the factory employed more than 1000 workers! (the inhabitants of the island, at that time,were around 5500) We can date with a reasonable approximation the card around 1938, because the ornament that frames the card: those cards was printed by a venetian printing house and sold to the Società Veneziana etc. by a stationery wholesaler that was still active in Venice until not so many years ago. We could see their catalogues before their closing. Size of the card: 9,5cm x 19,5cm., 9 beads Please look carefully to our pictures, and read sizes and weight, because pictures are oversized to show lacks and values. Import duties, sales taxes (vat) and other charges are not included in the item prices or in the shipping charges. These charges are under the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be, before bidding / buying. If you are not satisfied of your purchase, we accept return within 14 days for a full refund, less postage. Please look carefully to our pictures and read sizes and weight, because pictures are oversized to show lacks and values. We do not accept to undervalue our items. Please do not pay before receiving the final invoice including shipping fees. We’ll ship out of Europe purchases over euro 100,00 ONLY by FedEx courier. Insurance on demand. Our items are vintage or antique and will show signs of age. However we will point out any damage or fault. Please look at our pictures, they are extremely precise, but they are just pictures, so colors could change from monitor to monitor. If you have any doubt about colors, please call us or write to us for any information. Please email us for any questions or additional photos. Although the utmost care is taken with packing and dispatch; all items are sent at owner’s risk.