Adoration - Rare Blue Murano Glass

Adoration - Rare Blue Murano Glass

185.00

The rare cobalt-blue Murano millefiori glass disc beads of this chaplet are absolutely extraordinary.

Their pattern suggests the Holy Eucharist in a monstrance. On each bead, a central white dot is surrounded by a fine pattern of red, and radiant flares of white. The pattern runs entirely though the beads. The beads are created by layering strands of variously-colored glass into canes, and then slicing the canes into cross-sections. Venetian glassmakers on the island of Murano have been using this technique for at least 500 years.

The botonée cross is highly textured with raised knobs. It's solid bronze, cast by hand from a 19th century Coptic antique.

Among the prayer beads are smaller beads of solid brass. The connecting rings are bronze.

Cross: 1.5”
Beads: 12mm
Length: 6.9

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The chaplet is strung on premium quality Soft Flex jewelers’ cable, composed of 49 strands of steel encased in nylon, with a test strength of 26 pounds; each end is double-crimped for security.