Antique Japanese lacquer abalone shell inlay ojime & glass bead hand knotted necklace. The detailed colorful beads are made of lacquered wood with abalone shell inlay. The carved black beads are lacquered wood and the small round black beads are glass. There are a total of eight lacquered beads, four carved black lacquered beads, and nineteen black glass beads all strung on black string (of unknown material).
The necklace closes with a wood screw clasp. Age: estimated circa 1910's to 1920's (Meiji-Taisho period).
Measurements: it is approximately 36 long from end to end (including clasp, but not including the center drop). The center element hangs 3-3/4 long. The largest Ojime bead at the bottom is 2" long x 1/2" wide. The round ojime beads are about 5/8 in diameter. The tubular ojime beads are 1" long x 3/8" wide.The carved black lacquer beads are 3/8 in diameter. The small around black glass beads are about 1/4 in diameter. Weight: it weight a total of 25 grams. Condition: it is in overall very good vintage condition. There was one tiny chip on the large center bead near the hole (seen magnified in photo #6), but it's only noticeable at close inspection. Just mentioning to be thorough.
Otherwise no damage or flaws. A truly magnificent rare beauty. ALMOST ALL ITEMS WE OFFER ARE VINTAGE and/or ANTIQUE. Vintage items are almost always pre-worn and will typically have some level of wear. We make a tremendous effort to accurately describe our items and note any noticeable flaws.We test all stones and metal to ensure authenticity. Detailed photos are provided to further illustrate condition and appearance. WE WILL ONLY CONSIDER ACCEPTING A RETURN FOR ITEMS SIGNIFICANTLY NOT AS DESCRIBED. The item "Antique Japanese Lacquer Abalone Inlay Ojime Bead Necklace, Meiji Taisho Era" is in sale since Thursday, June 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants".
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