TOSHIKANE Vintage Silver & Porcelain Seahorse Earrings
Toshikane was a Japanese company from Arita, Japan that fabricated porcelain buttons, jewelry, and other ceramic pieces, dating back to as early as the 1940's. Each Toshikane design has a distinctly Japanese look and feel, incorporating elements such as Asian fans, the 7 Lucky Gods, and exotic bird and flower designs into the work. Usually set in silver, the porcelain pieces are intricately hand painted in a variety of vibrant colors. Because they are no longer fabricated, Toshikane pieces are now a rare find and are highly collectible.
A fantastic pair of Vintage Toshikane earrings from the 1950's! This charming design is comprised of a pair of matching seahorses made of hand-painted porcelain. Each seahorse is intricately detailed, displaying a sea green color with metallic gold accents painted along the fins and face. Textured detail on the front surface of each represents individual scales and fins. The seahorses have an innocent appearance, with large wide eyes, bright colorful bodies and tails curled inwards towards their painted white bellies. The painted porcelain is topped with a satiny finish. A pair of silver screw backs are attached to the back, though the earrings could easily be converted to posts if desired. A fun and whimsical pair of Toshikane earrings, they have excellent detail and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: Each seahorse measures approximately 7/8" tall, is 5/8" at the widest point, and 3/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Aside from normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the painted porcelain or and the silver screw backs, which are both intact and in good working condition. There is some hardened adhesive around the rim of the screw backs, which is normal and not visible when worn.