Antique Silver Elephant Bead
Meiji Era, 19th Century, Signed Shigennobu or Minshu
Availability: In stock
This bead is exceptionally well modeled for its size and is a true study for anyone interested in Japanese antiques or Japanese metalwork of the Meiji period. This bead is solid, not hollow molded, and is fairly heavy for its size, coming in at 11.25 grams. This ojime would make an outstanding addition to a beaded necklace or bracelet or a presentation-quality ojime for anyone looking to add a bead to their inro and netsuke collection. This bead came to us from a collection of fine Japanese art and antiques on the East coast.