A very large antique Tibetan silver bead. It displays a harmonious design of winding plant stems amidst foliage and has a lovely patina from many years of being worn and handled. It has a copper core to strengthen the bead. It is very tactile and would make a stunning focal bead on a necklace.
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Age: 19th C
Weight: 35.5 grams (approx)
Material: Tibetan Silver with copper core
Size: 47mm x 38mm (22mm diameter hole)