Vintage Japan Amita Damascene | Pendant / Bracelet / Earring (11237)
Mid-Century (1940's) Japanese damascene Pendant, Bracelet and single Earring. Amita Damascene includes shakudo, shibuichi, gold, silver and bronze for inlays, using the Higo-Zogan technique.
The Bracelet is made up of 9 flower shaped panels, plus 2 x Butterflies, joined by fine soldered links. The panels are decorated with iconic Japanese symbols-pastoral scenes with houses, pagodas, trees, junk boats on the water, the sun, the moon, birds, butterflies, flowers and of course Mount Fuji. The Bracelet is fitted with a safety chain, and measures approximately 18cm.
The Pendant features a large Butterfly with etchings of Mount Fiji, birds, people and pastoral scene. It measures 40mm x 40mm. Above the Butterfly, is a flower shaped panel that matches the ones on the bracelet. One of the panels has the famous K24 mark-the purity of gold used for the decoration.
The panels of all three, are bedded into gilt fittings.
There is one screw-back Earring, with a Butterfly and the same etched motif as the Pendant (1.7cm x 1.7cm). Unfortunately one of the earrings is missing. If it comes to hand, we will gladly send it to the purchaser!
All three items are in very good condition.