Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


March 5th, 2015
Purim

March 8th, 2015
Daylight Saving Time starts

March 8th, 2015
International Women's Day

March 17th, 2015
St. Patrick's Day

March 17th, 2015
Evacuation Day

March 20th, 2015
Vernal equinox

March 21st, 2015
World Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination

March 21st, 2015
World Poetry Day

March 21st, 2015
International Day of Nowruz

March 21st, 2015
World Down Syndrome Day

March 22nd, 2015
World Water Day

March 23rd, 2015
World Meteorological Day

March 24th, 2015
World Day for Truth concerning Human Rights Violations

March 24th, 2015
World Tuberculosis Day

March 25th, 2015
World Solidarity Day for Detained and Missing Workers

March 25th, 2015
Day to Remember Slavery Victims and Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 25th, 2015
Maryland Day

March 26th, 2015
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day

March 29th, 2015
Palm Sunday

March 30th, 2015
Seward's Day

March 31st, 2015
César Chávez Day

April 2nd, 2015
World Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd, 2015
Maundy Thursday

April 2nd, 2015
Pascua Florida Day

April 3rd, 2015
Good Friday

April 4th, 2015
Holy Saturday

April 4th, 2015
First day of Passover

April 4th, 2015
United Nations' Mine Awareness Day

April 5th, 2015
Easter Sunday

 



Search:

Vintage Amita Damascene Shakudo Mixed Metal Compact 1940's - Stunning For Sale

Vintage Amita Damascene Shakudo Mixed Metal Compact 1940's - Stunning

This sale is for aVintage Amita Compact witha mixed metal inlay on the front face. It measures about 3 1/4 inches in diameter and is made of carbonized steel with a brass or copper ( I believe ) border, hinge, and clasp. All of themetal is in excellent condition with only someminor scuffs and tarnish.The clasp works perfectly and closes tightly. The mirror inside the compact is undamaged and has some veryminor fogging consistent with age. Included is the original liner and pad as indicated in picture 3. The liner fits perfectly in the bottom half andthe pad isundamaged but it may have been useda few times( I can not tell for sure !).Overall, I do not believe this compact wasused on a day-to-day basis and it was likely brought back from WW II as a souvenir.

The inlay work on this piece is simplystunning and was likely handcrafted by a true artisanin Japan. It is in excellent condition with only minortarnish.The inlayprobably consists ofthree different metals gold, silver, and copper. In picture1 above, the gold highlights are obvious most notable at the Pagoda. The Arch and Fence by the Pagoda are silver along with the boat sails and the top of Mt. Fuji. The lines to the right of the Pagodaand Arch fence are actually adeep purple ( looks orange in the photo ) which is consistent with a gold and copper Shakudo mix.There are also otherShakudo highlights across thispiece.Finally, the small plant dots southwest of the lowest treelook yellowish anddifferent than the gold highlights. This may yetbe another type of metalor experiment by the artist.

Picture 4 shows the Amita mark on the back face of this compact. As indicated,it is a capital "A" within a diamond-like design. This is an earlier Amita mark which was used in the firsthalf of the1900's. I am not sure exactly when this mark was changed but thecurrent Amita mark isthe spelling of the word "AMITA".

This is a much better Amita Damascene piece than typically seen. Likely handcrafted by a skilled artisan and in excellent overall condition.Forthe serious Amita or Damascene collector, it doesn't getmuch better than this

This piece is being sold "as is" without return privilege unless I inadvertently missed something and grossly misrepresented this information. I only ship to the USA ( all 50 states )by insured USPSpriority


Vintage Amita Damascene Shakudo Mixed Metal Compact 1940's - Stunning

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Vintage Amita Damascene Shakudo Mixed Metal Compact 1940's - Stunning :
$50




Traditional Japanese Noren Tapestry Curtain Interior Accessories Japan Brand-new picture
Traditional Japanese Noren Tapestry Curtain Interior Accessories Japan Brand-new


 6 Oriental Asian Blue & White Coffee/tea Cup/mugs Butterfly Design Signed picture
6 Oriental Asian Blue & White Coffee/tea Cup/mugs Butterfly Design Signed


Vtg Occupied Japan Alcohol Proof 4pc Plate Set Blue Floral Papier Paper Mache picture
Vtg Occupied Japan Alcohol Proof 4pc Plate Set Blue Floral Papier Paper Mache


Vintage Japanese  Karuta Game Card  1937 Lady (set 23) picture
Vintage Japanese Karuta Game Card 1937 Lady (set 23)


Kiyomizu Kyoto Porcelain Japanese Tea Ceremony Water Jar Mizusashi Sometuke Doka picture
Kiyomizu Kyoto Porcelain Japanese Tea Ceremony Water Jar Mizusashi Sometuke Doka


Japanese Stencil - Katagami Stencil - Vintage Stencil - Unique Design picture
Japanese Stencil - Katagami Stencil - Vintage Stencil - Unique Design


Vtg Japanese Asian Art Cork Carving In Black Lacquer Diorama Shadow Box W/ Stand picture
Vtg Japanese Asian Art Cork Carving In Black Lacquer Diorama Shadow Box W/ Stand


Kiyomizu Kyoto Porcelain Japanese Tea Ceremony Lid Rest Futaoki Oribe Sukashi picture
Kiyomizu Kyoto Porcelain Japanese Tea Ceremony Lid Rest Futaoki Oribe Sukashi


Vintage 1950's Mother Of Pearl Lacquered Inlaid Eagle On Branch Photo Album Asia picture
Vintage 1950's Mother Of Pearl Lacquered Inlaid Eagle On Branch Photo Album Asia


Vintage Japanese Hand Painted Black Lacquer Photo Album Scrapbook picture
Vintage Japanese Hand Painted Black Lacquer Photo Album Scrapbook