This is a very attractive set of vintage Murano millefiori beads - which form a 26-inch (66 cm) long necklace.
The beads are all good quality vintage ones - probably 1920s or 1930s in date.
The necklace has a total of 19 egg shaped millefiori rainbow coloured beads which are all separated by little blue and red glass spacer beads, as photographed. The larger beads are in graduated sizes with the slightly larger egg-shaped ones at the base and getting almost inperceivably smaller as you go along the length and get nearer to the neck area.
They are certainly high-quality handmade glass beads - all made in Murano, Venice.
All the beads in my shop I have personally owned for many years and all came to me from the same source - so assuming they are all in the same general date range (ie first half of the 20th century). They are certainly not Chinese in origin !
I have taken lots of close up images of this lovely necklace. You can see from my photographs - that the canes used are fine ones and that each bead has been skillfully made.
All the beads are in good condition with no chips or cracks etc
The main base colour for each millefiori bead is a cobalt blue glass with lots of bright tutti-frutti canes gathered on the surface and melted together and then polished to form a smooth finish.
The necklace has a good length to it - and has a little silver marquise bow clip to open it up. You don't really need to use the clip at all as the beads can go over your head easily without even having to unfasten the clip.
It is a fine vintage necklace. Perhaps the canes on this one as not as fine - but it has lots of vibrant, eye-catching colours - lots of scarlet red, white, blues and green tones. On offer here at a fair price based on the number of beads, its age, and its excellent condition.