Damascene Shakudo Panel Bracelet Reversible Kyoto style RARE Signed ALEXIM Japan


Damascene Shakudo Panel Bracelet Reversible Kyoto style RARE Signed ALEXIM Japan

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Damascene Shakudo Panel Bracelet Reversible Kyoto style RARE Signed ALEXIM Japan:
$5963.99


VintageJapanese Damascene Shakudo Oval Panel Bracelet Gold Inlay ReversibleThis probably could use a professional cleaning, I'm scared to clean it.The duck panel has been repaired and replaced upside down.Photos don't really do it justice. Perhaps the one that comes closest to what it looks like in person is the model's wrist.Four gentleman, pagoda, horses, butterfly, bamboo, rickshaw, bird, flowers, duck & Japanese character (which may say Japan? or artist's name?)
This is a Japanese Damascene 10 panel bracelet. The gold & silver inlay is extra fine with superior craftsmanship. It is made in the classic Kyoto style, with butterfly, pagoda, bamboo, bird, flowers (orchid and chrysthamum), rickshaw, Japanese characters, duck & horsemotifs.Reverse is engraved scenes.It is marked ALEXIM JAPANsafety chain and the clasp works fine. Marked STERLING 950 on the back of the clasp. It is in beautiful vintage condition. If you collect Damascene jewelry, this will be the star of the collection.
From smoke free Environment.Willing to combine shipping or custom bundle.Please contact me with any questions.
The Damascene Process is done by first chiseling into the soft steel surface of the product using very delicate jeweler's hammer & chisel. Tiny strands of pure gold & silver are then inlaid into the design. The piece is then dipped into a nitric acid solution to create the patina. It is brushed with ammonia & dried in an electric heater. This process is repeated every two hours for 48 hours. The surface is then coated with Japanese Lacquer (Urshi) which is then burned off. This process is repeated several times until the jet blackness of the background reaches the exact shade desired. It is then 'fixed' by boiling in Japanese Green Tea which prevents further rusting. In the last step the previous metal surface is polished with a special charcoal which brings out the brilliant natural gold and silver of the design


Damascene Shakudo Panel Bracelet Reversible Kyoto style RARE Signed ALEXIM Japan:
$5963.99

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