Gorgeous Damascene Bird and Flowers Vintage Amita Bold Etched Pendant. HUGE 1960s 24k Gold plated etched Damascene Damasquinado Oro Pendant from Toledo, Spain. The Damascene art was known for centuries in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Arabia and in Japan. Around the XV century the art work became popular in Europe, and Toledo, Spain became European capital of damascene industry. Traditionally Damascene designs focused on two distinct types of patterns. Either Renaissance motifs with birds, usually doves, and flowers or Arabesque and geometric designs. This pin depicts a lovely Dove surrounded by flowers. It was hand crafted by Damascene artisans in Toledo Spain and the design reflects the artisan’s unique personal interpretation creating a piece of highly collectible jewelry. The work is simply beautiful! A Traditional piece brought back as a gift on a European tour. This one is rather Bold measuring approx. 1.75 inches (without bale) Wonderful Condition!
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