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These antique Japanese shakudo fan style earrings are truly exceptional and will not only always be admired every single time that they are worn, but also be an amazing talking point. Shakudo is an mixture of gold and copper, having around 4 to 10% gold and 90 to 96% copper, and was originally made by the sword makers who turned their attention and craft to jewellery making after the decline for swords after the end of the samurai class grew obsolete.This resulted in a type of jewellery that is unlike any other and truly miniature works of art. These fan style earrings both have a delicate scene of a fish and a bird amongst water lilies, and from near or far these earrings are so incredibly captivating. With the main section measuring 59.5mm wide by 38.4, it also measures 79mm from the bottom to the very top making these a wonderful large size destined to always be noticed and admired. Perfect for any time of the day or night, these antique shakudo earrings are just spectacular. Stock# ES8496 Circa: 1870 $Sold.