Japanese Amita Silver Damascene Link Bracelet with Multi Scene Link and Figural Pattern Back. The ancient technique of making Damascene is a process that takes skill, and a steady engraver's hand. The original method used silver with 18 and 24k gold, done originally in Japan. Amita was a well-known maker of quality Damascene in the early 1900s. This Amita bracelet has 6 rectangular silver links with figural and landscape inlay decoration in silver and real gold. I have not tested the quality of the gold, as I would have to damage the design. The term for this type of work is "Zogan". Each plaque has a different scene including Mount Fuji, pagodas, cherry blossoms and bamboo stalks, as well as mums, and birds in cherry trees. The back of the links is engraved with a type of engraving called "Hori" Dating from 1940s Japan the bracelet has inner circumference of approximately 7" by 1 1/4" wide. Signed "SILVER AMITA JAPAN" which is at least 900 the gold is 14k or 18K, which is normal for Amita pieces. It dates in the 1930s-50s and is in excellent condition. Very weighty, this beauty looks like it was hardly ever worn.
23 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
We offer the best in all things Vintage, We now offer payment via the SQUARE.
May 2017 be a great year for all! Reasonable offers considered on older items. Come see us if you are in NYC.