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Costume Pendants169 of 214pewter cameoRussian Birch Bark Cuff Bracelet and Pendant Necklace
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Posted 4 years ago


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My brother brought this home to me after a month long work trip to Japan. I found it again after cleaning out old storage boxes. At first I thought it was a tourist souvenir, but realized they really have quite the makers mark on the front of it. Does Japan usually mark its jewelry this way?

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    A real treasure.
    Un objet retrouvé!
  2. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thank you vetraio,nldionne,Nadia,and Phil. There really isn't much in the way of online Japanese jewelry guides.
  3. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thank you BHock:)
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Love this!!!
  5. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    If it's not too much to ask, may we please see the other side? Thank you.

    T A
  6. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    I posted a pic of the back, I'm not sure if it's easy to tell but it looks like my first posted pic was meant to be the front. The other side doesn't look like it was polished or worked enough.
  7. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    I think I've been able to translate the bottom mark. Sanada Yukimura, 1567-1615 who was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period.
  8. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thank you Sean,newtimes and valentino:)
  9. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    Roku Mon, rokumonsen, are six mon coins that form his family crest above his name. As a warrior, he would always wear or sleep with coins under his pillow in case he dies, he can pay the ferryman to transport him to the next world. And the entire piece is his Ka? which is his stylized signature.

    T A
  10. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    Kao, not Ka?

    T A
  11. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thank you TubeAmp! I wish i could get a better shot of the signature on the left which I'm assuming is the artists mark.
  12. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Is it silver? That mark on the left might be the jungin mark, which means "pure silver"
  13. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    I may just have to get a silver/gold testing kit:)

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