Antique Victorian Shakudo Cufflinks For Sale
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Antique Victorian Shakudo Cufflinks

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From the late nineteenth century, this pair of menuki are mixed metal with silver and gold gilding. Each depicts a male figure dressed in traditional clothing complete with hat. One of the pair shows a barefooted man upon the side of a koi fish. The other has a male figure holding a glass in one hand as he tips a cask of rice wine. Highly detailed and finely made, the decorative plaques have been affixed at the reverse with 14k yellow gold cufflink fittings with toggles. Shakudo was a revered art form used to decorate the handles of Samurai swords. When the Samurai were outlawed, the artists converted their art to jewelry. Excellent Condition. Japanese Origin

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    c.1870
  • Period
    1870-1879
  • Metal
    Shakudo
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    W .88 in. x D 1.32 in.W 22.36 mm x D 33.53 mm
  • Length
    1.32 in. (33.53 mm)
  • Seller Location
    Hastings on Hudson, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    LSSCL
  • Reference Number
    LU325251601
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