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    Posted 5 years ago

    Snodgrass
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    Had this for a little while. Nice little brooch missing the pin. Haven't a clue as to the value. I bought it an an auction in the 1980's and since then it has been sitting with a very nice Japanese cigarette box in the safe.

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/158066-japanese-shakudo-brooch
      This posting will explain a little about your Shakudo brooch. It's very pretty.
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      http://www.sword-buyers-guide.com/authentic-samurai-sword.html
      This is a link that bluboi kindly put on my Shakudo fan.
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/158046-3-wonderful-shakudo-buttons
      This is bluboi posting, I hope this helps with your research. Here on CW we are not allowed (even if we knew) to give a valuation.
    4. Snodgrass, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much. That's most interesting. I didn't realise the rules were against giving a valuation or advice on where to sell. At least it gives me some idea of its origins.
    5. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      Hi Snod. Yours is an unusual brooch because it's signed. Pieces made for export were not usually signed like yours. It's possible this started it's life as something made for the Japanese market & was later converted.
    6. Snodgrass, 5 years ago
      Thanks Jewels. I've had it for years but never traced its origins.
    7. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      You need an Asian collectables expert who may be able to read the mark & possibly identify a maker. They may also be able to tell you what purpose this piece was made for & whether it was always meant to be a brooch.

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