Offered is a set of 8 vintage Damascene butterfly place card holders made in Japan. Each butterfly has a unique hand-engraved flower or landscape scene highlighted with gold and silver inlay. The gold metal of the place card holder is brass.
Each is marked "AMITA, JAPAN" on the base. They are in their original wooden box. The box has an ink stamp reading Rqn. No.0688-J. Stock No. PIA. Made in Japan.
They are all in excellent condition, apparently unused. They date to about 1948.
The butterflies are about 7/8 inch wide x ¾ tall. The box about 7 ¾ long.