Victorian Japanese Shakudo Pin/Pendant Depicting Two Women and a Baby
Item No. PMV1100321
A Victorian shakudo plaque pin depicting two women and a baby, in a sterling silver mounting that allows the piece to be worn as a pin or pendant. Circa 1870.
Shakudo is a type of Japanese mixed metalwork that is characterized by its velvety, purplish-black color. Japanese mixed metalwork was traditionally used to craft decorative sword fittings; some of these sword fittings were incorporated into Western jewelry in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
1 1/8" x 1 1/2"