Antique Victorian Japanese Ceramic 10 Karat Gold PinAntique Victorian Japanese Ceramic 10 Karat Gold PinAntique Victorian Japanese Ceramic 10 Karat Gold Pin

This antique pin was most likely made at the end of the 1800s or the beginning of the 1900s as this was the height of the era for Japanese art. Japan had been a closed society before 1853, when they opened themselves to trade, so very little was know about their art prior to this time. When the western artists first saw the amazing works in printmaking, painting and ceramics they were so taken with it it began the "Japonisme" craze that soon spread to the public at large.

This circular pin in glazed ceramic has the image of a Japanese woman in tradition dress with a small child. The image has beautiful purples, yellows, greens and oranges with gold leaf accents. The border is in a deep blue with gold decoration and a gold outline at the edge. The back of the pin has a Japanese character in black.

The pin is marked "W.G.&S." and has the hallmarks for 9 karat gold. I believe there is an anchor for Birmingham, but the letter mark to provide a date is worn off. The d as 10 karat gold.

The pin is 1 5/8 inches in diameter, about 4 cm and weighs 15.1 grams. It is in excellent condition.

Item ID: 24-457


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Multi color, Size: 15.1 grams

Antique Victorian Japanese Ceramic 10 Karat Gold Pin

$85 USD

Add to Cart
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

3 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


24K Green


Jessie McDade
Brooklyn
NY
  

Fine Antique and Vintage Jewelry. A little something for every taste!

Think Green, Think Antiques!

Member since 2014

calculating shipping...
140 character limit

More from 24K Green