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Vintage 1930’s Foil Glass Spatter Beads


Strung on nylon-coated aculon jewellery wire, these 1930’s foil glass spatter beads are pale fawn or toffee-coloured glass and are sometimes called ‘cat’s eye’ beads because of their shining centres.  


Each bead has been made by pressing gold foil sheet fragments, with multi-coloured glass splashes, into the fawn glass, before forming the final round bead; and all before the glass cools. These are traditionally Italian by manufacture and each bead is blown individually, so they are all unique.  


In this necklace the background colour is a fawn, with gold foil and coloured spatter glass.  The necklace measures 46cms (18 inches) long and contains 7 foil beads and many spatter glass beads, varying in size from 4-8mm in mainly red and green spatter colours.


The clasp is the original brass screw barrel, and the necklace is now re-wired and secure and in excellent condition.  


There is no visible damage to the beads.  All occlusions and swirls are part of the original glass-blowing technique, during their manufacture. 

The necklace is sold with a matching pair of glass bead drop earrings, with silver gilt ball and posts with butterfly back, for pierced ears.


To buy this Necklace and Earrings Set for £42

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