Antique Wood and gold ojime bead from Japan

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$398.00 
SKU: OJIANT1018
Availability: 1 in stock

Very cool intricately carved wood ojime bead from 1800s Japan with gold leaf highlights. Patterns of flowers (?) and other organic elements; with a metal riveted insert at the hole. The bead is a little worn, but the artist's signature is very prominent (in gold). 17mm tall x 16mm diameter.