Shakudo is the use of mixed metal alloys and was originally used in Japanese armor and swords. Artisans would sometimes remove the Shakudo plaques from the armor and incorporate it into jewelry or art. It has become very collectible and quite unusual.
These beautiful earrings are a wonderful example of Shakudo and are from the Retro (ca. 1940) era! Each earring is in the shape of a textured cat eating a golden fish. Each earring is made of vibrant 14k yellow gold and sterling. The earrings, which have a 3-dimensional look, hang from simple sterling silver posts. Very fun and whimsical, these marvelous earrings would be great worn day or night.
Measurements: The earrings each measure 1" long by 1/2" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no damage to the pieces.