• Glorious 1930s Art Deco Lampwork Bead Necklace - New!
  • Glorious 1930s Art Deco Lampwork Bead Necklace - New!
  • Glorious 1930s Art Deco Lampwork Bead Necklace - New!
  • Glorious 1930s Art Deco Lampwork Bead Necklace - New!

Glorious 1930s Art Deco Lampwork Bead Necklace - New!

$120.00 AUD

Measurements

Length:    20 inches + 50.8 cm 

Widest Point:  0.5 inches  + 1.27 cm

 

Description

* Vintage Art Deco chartreuse green and pink floral necklace

* Morano glass wedding cake beads in chartreuse, pink and white

* Dainty brass scroll-work chain

* Replaced clasp

* Beautiful example of lampwork beading  that was so popular in this period

Wedding Cake Beads

Wedding cake beads are referred to as Fiorato, (an Italian word meaning floral). Fiorato beads get their start on a copper wire, which forms the hole when finished, by winding the hot coloured glass around it into a ball.  The centuries old process is called in Italian perle `a lume– we call it lampwork.  For fiorato, the opaque bead is then decorated according to a theme involving glitter, squiggles and rosebuds.  There are numerous variations but the basic idea is the same. The lamp-work method is the most time-consuming in glass bead-making as each bead is formed individually using heat until the desired shape is achieved. Lampwork beads consist of many layers of different coloured glass - sometimes gold and silver leaf is used as an added touch.

  

Comment

This beautiful and dainty necklace is seventy years of age and show little wear. The colours are really beautiful.

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