Meiji Period Japanese Mixed Metal Watch Fob Heart Locket

Meiji Period Japanese Mixed Metal Watch Fob Heart Locket

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Meiji Period Japanese Mixed Metal Watch Fob Heart Locket
Meiji Period Japanese Mixed Metal Watch Fob Heart Locket
Meiji Period Japanese Mixed Metal Watch Fob Heart Locket
Meiji Period Japanese Mixed Metal Watch Fob Heart Locket

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A delightful Japanese silver and patinated steel short watch fob suspending a heart shaped locket decorated with gold and silver shakudo style inlay. One side of the locket is decorated with a beautifully worked iris and foliage, while the other side has a pair of inlaid swallows. The interior is engraved, either with the maker’s name or with an affectionate inscription. This is a most unusual adaptation of the Western imagery of the heart as a love token with the late 19th century Japanese aesthetic. Origin: Japan, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original, patination intact. Size: overall, 5-5/8” long; heart, 11/16” x 21/32”. Weight: 17.5 grams.

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  • Reference #
  • 560290
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Jewelry
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • Ca. 1900
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