Use of Sardonyx appears in the art of Minoan Crete, notably from the archaeological recoveries at Knossos. Onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items.
Fuchin are weights to keep scrolls from curling up and to keep them in position. Fuchin also add a nice touch to the scroll and are quite decorative in their own right. The fuchin in this listing feature gold colored tassels, and the Onyx is a Sardonyx with a beautiful pattern. They come with their original paper box.
PERIOD: Emperor Showa
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Osaka, Japan
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1960
MATERIALS: Hand-Crafted Onyx (reddish-green-honey Tiger Sardonyx); Silk
CONDITION: Excellent vintage. Wear consistent with age and use.
DIMENSIONS: 11 inches H x 1.5 inches W x 1.5 inches D.
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