Vintage 1920's Art Deco Gold Damascene Shakudo Japanese Necklace

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Vintage 1920's Damascene Shakudo Japanese gold and silver necklace.

 

This unusual necklace depicts Japanese scenes in gold and silver using a technique called 'Damascening'. This process in the art of inlaying different metals into one another, in this case gold and silver set into an oxidised steel background. This technique has a long history in Japan. This type of jewellery is also known as Shakudo.

 

The gold would most likely be 15kt or 24kt. The underside of the necklace is brass. On the underside of the piece it has a single letter with the letter 'K'.

 

This necklace would most likely have been brought back from Japan as a souvenir. The bracelet depicts scenes of mountains, flowers, bamboo houses and Mount Fuji.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The necklace measures 75cm / 29" in length with a drop of 6.3cm / 2.5". The chain has a width of 0.8cm/ 0.3" and the large round drop is 2.5cm /1" in diameter.

 

CONDITION

The necklace is in excellent vintage condition.

Vintage 1920's Damascene Shakudo Japanese gold and silver necklace.

 

This unusual necklace depicts Japanese scenes in gold and silver using a technique called 'Damascening'. This process in the art of inlaying different metals into one another, in this case gold and silver set into an oxidised steel background. This technique has a long history in Japan. This type of jewellery is also known as Shakudo.

 

The gold would most likely be 15kt or 24kt. The underside of the necklace is brass. On the underside of the piece it has a single letter with the letter 'K'.

 

This necklace would most likely have been brought back from Japan as a souvenir. The bracelet depicts scenes of mountains, flowers, bamboo houses and Mount Fuji.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The necklace measures 75cm / 29" in length with a drop of 6.3cm / 2.5". The chain has a width of 0.8cm/ 0.3" and the large round drop is 2.5cm /1" in diameter.

 

CONDITION

The necklace is in excellent vintage condition.

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Ring Size Guide
UK US EUROPE Diameter (mm)
Size J 5 49 15.6mm
Size K 5 1/2 50 16.0mm
Size L 6 51 16.4mm
Size M 6 1/2 53 16.8mm
Size N 7 54 17.2mm
Size O 7 1/2 55 17.6mm
Size P 8 56 18.0mm
 
Bracelet Size Guide
WOMEN LENGTH
Petite 7"/ 17.7cm
Medium 7.5" / 19cm
Large 8.5" / 21.5cm
Extra Large 9" / 22.8
 
Necklace Length Guide
14" Necklace - fits just around then like a chocker.
16" Necklace - will fall around the base of the neck similar to a collar. The fall of the necklace will depend on the individual size of the wearers neck.
18" Necklace - will fall below the throat at the collarbone.
20" Necklace - will fall a few inches below the collar bone, this length is perfect for a lower neckline.
22" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline.
24" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline..
36" Necklace - will fall bellow the bust.