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Vintage 1950s Poured Ruffle Glass Beads

with Aventurine Trails


An unusual gold tone wired necklace of pink poured ruffle glass beads, trailed with copper aventurine and brown glass spatters.  


The necklace originated in France and the pink poured ruffle glass beads resemble those made famous by the Louis Rousselet design house, where poured glass beads were originally produced in the 1930’s; but the factories continued production into the later part of the 20th century.   


These pink beads have been trailed with white and dark brown glass to give a shaded effect and the copper aventurine has been trailed over the surface to add the coppery sparkle.  They are handmade and each bead is made individually, so they are all unique.  The ruffle beads sit wired in groups of three alternating with plain pink round beads and decorative, long bullet-shaped gold tone scrolled ovals.  


The ruffle beads are capped with filigree bead caps and measure 10mm and 12mm.  The small round pink glass spacers are 5mm and the gold tone ovals measure 25mm.   The necklace, which is hand-wired, measures 78cms (just under 31 inches) long.


The clasp is also the original barrel screw clasp. The necklace is secure and in excellent condition.


There is no damage to the beads; all occlusions and swirls are part of the original glass-blowing technique during their manufacture.  A stunning example of handmade vintage French glass beads.


To buy this Necklace for £25

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