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    Posted 3 years ago

    kyratango
    (433 items)

    I hunted for a shakudo piece for years...

    I had the luck to find this bracelet with 15 panels depicting all different insects and a snail!

    Unmarked silver mount.
    18.5cm long.
    2cm wide.

    One hinge needed a little soldering, another is a little distressed but functional.

    I think it is first third of 20th century, the shakudo pieces were intended for making a bracelet, not alike older pieces coming from Japanese arms/swords.

    Exquisite detailed bugs and bzz bzz!

    You can figure how delighted I was to find it
    ;-))

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      What a gorgeous, special piece Pascale! To me the design is like a shoji screen with panels, the bamboo and insects complement each other so well - a real beauty, kudos on your find
    2. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Awww, thank you Jenni for your kindness (and speed to comment!).
      Love back to you :-))
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      So happy for you that you found this lovely bracelet!! And I especially love all of the little insects on this one!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Just love the insects, it reminds me of when I used over 50 bracelets to take apart and put on my Egyptian walls that I was doing. This bracelet is a treasure, and I can see why you treat it as such, magnifique !~
    5. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thank you Scott! I'm happy too to see you found lots of rabbits for your collection :-)
      Phil! Great to see you! Thank you for the love and your nice comment, XOXO

      AdeleC, Hel1, Fortapache, Caperkid, Ken, Mike, thank you all for your lovely visit :-D
    6. Zippo Zippo, 3 years ago
      Very handsome shakudo bracelet and the detail speaks for its self... '-)
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Very unique and beautiful!
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Oh Pascale! How exciting for you, so happy you found it! It is truly amazing and of course with all those lovely bugs it just had to be yours!! :-) )
    9. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      This is beautiful!!
    10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Oh how wonderful ! I love love it and so unique :-)
    11. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 3 years ago
      Love those bugs!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      So fantastic Pascale. I too have wanted a shakudo piece but have not found one I liked enough. This is so wonderful. Those insects!!!
      Congratulations! I am suitably envious.
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Lovely bracelet it would look well in my collection ;-)
    14. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Zippo! Thank you, I recognize your details too
      ;-)
      Betweenhelens, thank you for your lovely visit and comment!
      Lenlilka, thank you!!!

      Judy, thanks! Of course, I had to have it... at nice price too because of the little soldering it needed!
      Mani! Thanks my friend for your love love! Same back to you, XO
      Jewels1900, surprisingly me too, lol! Thank you for your kind comment and live ;-)
      Karen, I wish you will get a shakudo soon :-D So delicate details are amazing, the tiny ladybug even has minuscule inlaid dots!
      Jean, it is beautiful but nothing near your shakudo necklace! Thank you for your kind compliment :-)

      Huge collective thanks to all of you, 20 shakudo lovers!

    15. Zippo Zippo, 3 years ago
      lol... only cause I made it sooooooo,... Springs almost here...smiling
    16. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Oh wow Pascale, what a find, just beautiful! :^)
    17. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Zippo... Ha!
      For spring... here minus 10 degrees Celcius with awful wind-chill!

      Bill, thank you! It is not impressive when worn (except for its weight on the wrist!), it is all about the minuscule detailed carving of the critters :-)

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