*Modernist 1970 rare Menuki necklace in 18 kt yellow gold with red coral and Japanese Shakudo
Exceptional vintage Shakudo necklace with a Japanese Menuki.
A great piece of art, created probably in Italy around the 1960 to 1970. This colorful necklace is carefully assembled and crafted in 18 karats yellow gold. with multiples natural Sardinian red coral beads (2 mm) strands.
The main central decorative element is a genuine Japanese Menuki, depicting two dressed man's carrying a courtesan lady in a royal bunk. These piece is embellished around, with the same coral beads matching the strands.
The menuki is an original part from a sword of the Edo period (1603-1864), created with exceptional a Shakudo (mix of metals) hammered metalwork and is carefully chiseled with copper, bronze. silver and gold.
The menuki (目貫) are one of the multiples parts of a katana sword. they are decorative ornaments that are woven under the Tsuka-ito (the handle wrapping), originally made to hide the mekugi pins that secure the blade to the tang. they are normally positioned forward on one side and back to the other to fit the palm grip.
This necklace has a total weight of 131.8 grams and an average length of 15 to 16 Inches (38 to 40 Cm). The decorative main element has a square measure of 40 mm (1.58 inches).
Stamped, with the European gold assay hallmark, ".750".
It is in perfect condition and is accompanied by the original presentation jewelry box.
INVENTORY REF: N0000ATNM/3.168