Bears Satsuma Cross mark to reverse. Exquisitely painted original Antique Japanese Satsuma Brooch featuring the auspicious motif of a pair of Japanese Quails amongst colourful Chrysanthemums. The brooch measures approximately 43 mms in diameter and is set in silvered metal with an old fashioned hinged pin to the reverse.
The metal reverse of the brooch also has a tiny cross mark which symbolises that the brooch is a true piece of Satsuma pottery. The brooch is made out of fine creamy coloured porcelain that has the minute characteristic crazing of Satsuma Pottery. Chrysanthemums in Japanese culture symbolise good fortune, long life and rebirth. The pair of Japanese quails symbolises a happy long lasting relationship.
An interesting little antique brooch that is perfect for pinning a favourite silk scarf that would make a super Gift for anyone! This pretty brooch dates from circa 1890 the Meiji period in Japan and the late Victorian period in England. A very nice piece of original Antique Satsuma Ware Jewellery in a traditional design for your collection. Anything I can help with please ask.The item "Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Brooch Birds Quail Meiji Period Hand Painted c1890" is in sale since Friday, December 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "kittyscurios" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia.