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AMITA Damascene Butterfly Screw Back Clip Earrings 24Kt Gold - Toledo Spain / Japan- 1940's Vintage Pair - Lovely

AMITA Damascene Butterfly Screw Back Clip Earrings 24Kt Gold - Toledo Spain / Japan- 1940's Vintage Pair - Lovely

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$38.00

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Length: 1 Inches
  • Width: .5 Inches
  • Material: Brass, Gold
  • Can be personalized: No
  • Closure: Clip-on
  • Recycled: No
  • Style: Avant garde
  • Location: Earlobe
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Description

Rare Collectible 1950's Era Vintage "Amita Damascene" Black Butterfly with Asian Motif Earrings. No noted defects. Earrings are in As New condition. Has manufacturer "Amita" stamped on back. Scenes are varied and mixed on different pieces. I have not found this combination on any other pins.

Damascene "Damasquinado de Oro or "Damasquino" is the art of decorating non-precious metals with gold. It has roots in the Middle Ages and originates from the oriental-style artisan work done in Damascus, Syria. The craft, perfected by the Arabs and brought with them to Spain, has remained virtually unchanged over the centuries.

Damascene items generally reflect two distinct traditional types of patterns; the Arabesque or geometric designs, and the Renaissance motifs, displaying variations of birds and flowers. These patterns are obtained by engraving deep, patterned cuts into steel and then placing a gold foil into the lines of the design. This foil is hammered until the gold (18/greenish and 24/yellow carat) penetrates into the cuts, forming the design. Each piece is treated with a bluing solution to obtain oxidation and a black background is created. The back of all Damascene pieces are finished with gold metal.

Toledo is the world's largest center of production of Damascene. The city of Toledo is one of the richest historically and culturally endowed cities in all of Spain.

The Black Landscape inserts of these earrings are made in Toledo Spain and then fabricated in Japan - clearly marked AMITA on the back.

These are clip earrings - and have a screw back.
Rare Collectible 1950's Era Vintage "Amita Damascene" Black Butterfly with Asian Motif Earrings. No noted defects. Earrings are in As New condition. Has manufacturer "Amita" stamped on back. Scenes are varied and mixed on different pieces. I have not found this combination on any other pins.

Damascene "Damasquinado de Oro or "Damasquino" is the art of decorating non-precious metals with gold. It has roots in the Middle Ages and originates from the oriental-style artisan work done in Damascus, Syria. The craft, perfected by the Arabs and brought with them to Spain, has remained virtually unchanged over the centuries.

Damascene items generally reflect two distinct traditional types of patterns; the Arabesque or geometric designs, and the Renaissance motifs, displaying variations of birds and flowers. These patterns are obtained by engraving deep, patterned cuts into steel and then placing a gold foil into the lines of the design. This foil is hammered until the gold (18/greenish and 24/yellow carat) penetrates into the cuts, forming the design. Each piece is treated with a bluing solution to obtain oxidation and a black background is created. The back of all Damascene pieces are finished with gold metal.

Toledo is the world's largest center of production of Damascene. The city of Toledo is one of the richest historically and culturally endowed cities in all of Spain.

The Black Landscape inserts of these earrings are made in Toledo Spain and then fabricated in Japan - clearly marked AMITA on the back.

These are clip earrings - and have a screw back.

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