1800s Antique Japanese Shakudo Button Brooches • Wedding Cranes in Mixed Metals
- Comprising of of two antique buttons now brooches all pictured with wonderfully detailed artistic netsuke cranes in shakudo mixed metals of gold and silver picked out in high relief on the black of the main discs.
- On the reverse are pins but it looks like these were once buttons as you can see evidence of a central mount. However the pins look like they were done many years ago.
- They measure 30mm.
- Symbolically the Japanese crane was used to represent a long and happy marriage due to their habit of mating for life and reputedly having a lifespan of a thousand years, making it a perfect lucky totem for weddings, longevity and wisdom.
- These are so rare and highly collectible, definitely not something you discover often!
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they usually are at least 2 sizes smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing