925 Sterling Silver with a Yellow Gold Wash. Inner Circumference, not including wrist gap: 7.2. The wrist gap measures 2.5 when the bracelet is closed.
When opened, the wrist gap measures an additional 0.40. The band tapers from 0.45" to 0.15" in width. Closure/Clasp Type: Hook Clasp with Safety Chain. Link Type: Chased Sterling Silver Band.This piece was handmade during the Art Deco era in Japan. The band of the bracelet is made out of sterling silver and features a chased image of Mt. Fuji, as well as geometric designs.
The chased designs are accented with a yellow gold wash. There is some wear to the gold wash, revealing the sterling silver underneath; however, this is not immediately noticeable and does not affect wear. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.
The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940.Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. When it comes to Japan, Western-style jewelry has not been around for very long. For most of Japan's history, there was very little contact with the Western world. In fact, Western influence didn't hit Japan until the Meiji Restoration of Imperial power in 1868. Prior to this, the Japanese didn't have much demand for Western-style jewelry such as rings, bracelets, necklaces or watches; simply because most Western-style jewelry just didn't match with the traditional Japanese-style of clothing such as'kosode' and'kimono', which are essentially pocketless, robe-like garments. After 1868, Western-style clothing gained popularity throughout Japan, which fueled demand for the commercial manufacturing of Western jewelry, bringing about the rise of timeless Japanese legends like Mikimoto Kokichi and K.
Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels.
Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Japanese Mt Fuji Chased Bangle Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, July 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.