Japanese Mixed Metal Flower Pin with Butterflies
Item No. PMV1300190
A mixed metal pin in the form a silver chrysanthemum decorated with golden butterflies. Japanese, circa 1870.
Shakudo, shibuichi and mixed metal inlay were traditionally used to craft decorative Japanese sword fittings. Some of these sword fittings were incorporated into Western jewelry during the nineteenth century.
2" x 1 3/4"
An unidentified Japanese signature