A really unusual string of antique glass beads, possibly a rosary necklace originally based on style of chain.
Each bead is made to look like a mix of goldstone and malachite using aventurine and marbled green glass. The two glasses look to have been fused together to create the effect. Each bead differs slightly in shape and size and the necklace features four larger beads set between the decorative chain. Such an unusual find and a great example of rare Venetian glass.
A few of the beads are missing pieces of malachite glass. The necklace remains in good antique condition overall.
Length - 19 inches