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One superb blown and spun glass spiderweb or lace egg shaped bead. It is very large, 31 x 19 mm. Despite its fragile look, it is very sturdy and the glass is thick. It is made of a breathtaking translucent red glass and would make a superb focal or pendant.

According to my sources, who are Czech, this bead was made around 1930 in Gablonz, Czechoslovakia.

I read somewhere in a forum that the beads were blown onto a mold, such as a balloon or wax, and that is how the lace was formed. The mold was then broken and a glorious lace bead was born. That story could be a tall tale. There are many tall tales in the bead world. Until I see it in a book written by a Czechoslovakian bead expert, I am reserving judgement.

I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking. I don't really know how they made these type of beads, but the results are beautiful.

Thank you for looking and enjoy!

Vintage Red Glass Spun Spiderweb Bead, 1930 Czechoslovakian 31x19mm


Overview

  • Vintage Supply from the 1930s
  • Materials: gablonz vintage glass, czechoslovakian glass, spiderweb glass, lace glass, translucent glass, vintage translucent red glass, czechoslovakian lace glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 2493 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people