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A beautiful, intricate damascene seahorse brooch/pin.

Damascene refers to Damascus, Syria, the country of origin of this beautiful type of jewelry. The process dates back to the middle ages and was used by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The process is now mainly used in Toledo Spain, it is the art of decorating non-precious metals with gold. To learn more about this interesting art go here; http://www.lands-faraway.com/damascene-about.htm

This seahorse is in excellent vintage condition, little to no wear.
About 1.25" tall.
Stamped "Spain' on the back, but it's slightly worn off.

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THIS ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH IF PURCHASED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 28TH AND OCTOBER 6TH 2012
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Vintage Toledo Spain Gold Damascene Seahorse Brooch / Pin

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