This antique rare Victorian pendant/locket circa 1880 s is made in glided silver embellished on both sides with Shakudo panels depicting Japanese flowers and birds scenes, suspended on a golden loop.The locket opens to hold inside two pictures.
Originally used in sword mounts Shakudo is a cast alloy of copper silver and gold which was then decorated with silver, copper and gold inlay, with Japanese classic decorative motives, such birds and flowers, it was popular in the 1870-1880 to mount these decorative elements in western jewelry.
The pendant/locket is in general good condition, shows signs of wear.
Period: circa 1880.
Origin: Unknown - probably Japanese.
Material: gilded silver with 18 K gold loop, acid tested. Total weight 11.7 gram.
Measurements: Length of panel 2.8 cm (1.10 inch), width of panel 2.4 cm (0.94 inch), total length of the locket with the loop 4 cm (1.57 inch).
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