As ever with these pieces, the detail is amazing, look at the "ribbon" running through the top of the fan. Victorians loved symbolism and the crane represents good fortune and longevity in Japanese culture. The Japanese refer to the crane as the bird of happiness. Or cherry blossom is seen as the embodiment of beauty and mortality and can be traced back centuries.
It is a beautifully executed piece which has great meaning and is worn in the top button hole on a jacket. The perfect size, it is s. Ubliminally understated and a wearable piece of art.
The rear has a "button" fixing which simply slips through a button hole. Size: 3.5cm (1 3/8th") side to side height is 2cm (3/4") About the Japanese Meiji Period and Metal Work During the Edo period, metalworkers were kept busy making swords, daggers, and tsubas for samurai clients. However, the metalworkers turned to other means of survival when the Restoration government prevented samurai from wearing swords. During the Meiji, metalworkers made vases, sculptures, and other decorative objects for their new clients in Japan and abroad. Japanese artists working in bronze and other metals were recognized for their excellence at the Vienna exhibition of 1873, and the later Exposition of metalwork in Nuremberg, in 1885.
You will receive a full description on company letter-head along with your invoice and your item will be packed in a hard case and two bubble envelopes. Describing Precious Metals and Stones We use industry standard methods for calculating stone weights and / or colour (if stated) in set jewellery using measurements, calculations and comparison. We do not remove stones from their settings to determine size or colour.
ALL Gold and or Platinum stated precious metals that bare no stamp or hallmark are tested using a non-destructive electronic testing device. All silver is acid tested.ALL Weights & Measures are Approximate. Unless otherwise stated, any dimensions and estimated weights of gemstones in this description have been determined without unsetting the stones and are, therefore, to be considered only as a probable because of limitations imposed by the mount. The item "RARE Japanese Fan Brooch Lapel Button Meiji Period Shakudo Lapel 1880's" is in sale since Thursday, September 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)".
The seller is "shopatrubyandjules" and is located in Bolton Lancashire. This item can be shipped worldwide.