Antique Venetian Milkglass Necklace from the early 1900’s. This Glass Bead Necklace is an example of the delicacy, beauty in color, and design from that era. With various sized round and heavy Swirled Glass Beads.
Originally called Opal Glass, first made in Venice in the 16th century in a variety of colors. However, it was the Pure White Venetian Glass that gave milk glass its name. A style which came extremely popular in the upper class during the turn of the 19th century.
Mostly worn with formal evening wear, the Opera Necklace lends itself best to deep neck gowns or blouses. Creating an air of drama to the outfit. Yet due to its length, the necklace can be worn in various ways. You could wear it as a single strand with a high necklace or double it up to fashion it like a two-strand choker. As well as knotted it up at the neckline to create a vintage look for cocktail parties.
Venetian Milkglass Necklace Size and Condition
This Antique Glass Necklace measures 26″, which is on the shorter end of the Opera style ranging from 26 to 36 inches. Its clasp, a traditional spring ring clasp was invented in the early 20th century. Which holds true to the era of the 1920’s.
This Antique Venetian Milkglass Necklace is in excellent condition with a secure clasp and no chipped or cracked glass beads.