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Exquisite and very collectible Toshikane vintage brooch in silver with carved ivory faces! The faces represent the gods of Fortune with each having intricate carving right down to the teeth within the smile and the ears on the side of the head. Enamel accents the hair and facial features as well as their headdress. The ivory faces are screwed into a flat silver band that curls over at the top with the bottom having a gilt basket ornamentation. A trombone clasp closes the brooch in the back which is hallmarked Silver.

The seven Lucky gods of Fortune are:
1.Hotei, the fat and happy god of abundance and good health
2.Jurōjin, god of longevity
3.Fukurokuju, god of happiness, wealth and longevity
4.Bishamonten, god of warriors
5.Benzaiten (Benten-sama), goddess of knowledge, art and beauty, especially music 6.Daikokuten (Daikoku), god of wealth, commerce and trade.
7.Ebisu, god of fishers or merchants

Measurements: A tad shy of 3 1/4" wide and 2" tall
Circa: 1940
Hallmarks: Silver...attributed to Toshikane
Condition: Very good with no chips or nicks to the ivory and the silver is left in unpolished condition which truly accents the carvings. One tiny screw is missing on the back although the face is secure.

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Ivory Toshikane Brooch Enamel Gods of Fortune Asian Jewelry Japanese Vintage 1940s Jewelry

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: silver, metal, ivory, enamel
  • Ships worldwide from North Dakota, United States
  • Feedback: 2864 reviews
  • Favorited by: 207 people