A very similar rosary of fragrant wood with jadeite and tourmaline is in the National Palace Museum, Taibei, illustrated in Ching Dynasty Costume Accessories, no. 65.
Gold-inlaid wood jewellery seems to have been a speciality of the Qing court. Compare with other accessories including two pairs of bangles also inlaid with shou characters from the Palace Museum collection, Beijing, illustrated in Qingdai Houfei Shoushi, nos. 270 and 271 also a hairpin, bian fang, sold in there Rooms, Imperial Sale, 27 April 1997, lot 95. This piece is especially rare as it is not often found that seed pearls complement the gold granules used as inlay.
A similar rosary of inlaid with only gold granule florettes was sold in these Rooms, 26 April 1998, lot 534.