Handmade Pendant with Antique Japanese Menuki DragonHandmade Pendant with Antique Japanese Menuki DragonHandmade Pendant with Antique Japanese Menuki DragonHandmade Pendant with Antique Japanese Menuki DragonHandmade Pendant with Antique Japanese Menuki Dragon

Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a hand made pendant with an antique menuki from a large katana sword, a smaller wakizashi sword, or carrying pouch from the Samurai era of Japan, generally considered the Edo period ending about 1868 when the Samurai were outlawed. The menuki of this piece features a Japanese dragon, depicted here as a large, wingless, serpentine creature with claw feet. This large, oblong menuki is made from a brass alloy which has been plated with oxidized yellow gold to create the original effect of the menuki. This piece is 2-1/2" long (maximum dimensions) X 1/2" wide (maximum dimensions). The menuki itself is 2" long X 1/2" wide.

Menuki are traditionally the decorative metal ornaments that are woven under the handle wrappings of a Japanese sword. Menuki were also used on tobacco and coin pouches. They could only be worn by Samurai, a member of the Japanese warrior caste. These pieces are highly decorative and evocative of tales and meanings of Japanese life of the period. Japanese dragons, like the Chinese dragon is associated with the emperor or Imperial life. They have great symbolic power, giving the wearer wisdom and success. They exhibit strength, luck and good fortune.

The original menuki of this piece is a brass alloy, gold plated . The hanger and back are gold plated sterling silver.

This is a handmade piece featuring an antique menuki. It is made by a craftsman and can have features which are found only in this piece. It is unique and represents the artist's vision. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect.

ITEM ID
PT00234
STYLE
21st Century, OOAK One-of-a-Kind
MATERIAL
Brass, Gold Plate, Silver, Sterling Silver
COLOR
Gold
TYPE
Artisan
ITEM TYPE
Contemporary
ITEM SIZE
2-1/2" L X 1/2" W

Handmade Pendant with Antique Japanese Menuki Dragon

$200

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