A beautiful pair of 19C antique Meiji era Japanese shakudo earrings. The earrings feature a hawk flying over flowering branches.
Dark treated shakudo metal as a base, with contrasting gold overlay to the hawks, branches, and flowers. Gold wire hooks and loop are 14kt gold. Earrings measure 1 1/4 in length (counting wire hooks). Plaque measures 3/4" in height and 1" in width. Condition good, some wear to gold overlay.
Shakudo is a Japanese metal art that utilizes silver, copper and gold and dates to the Samurai era. When the Samurai were abolished in the late 19th century, Artisans would sometimes remove the Shakudo plaques from the armor and incorporate it into jewelry or art.The item "14kt Gold Antique Japanese Shakudo Hawk Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, October 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Earrings". The seller is "41artist" and is located in Ramsey, Indiana.
This item can be shipped worldwide.