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Toshikane Company made porcelain buttons and in turn created jewelry including, bracelets, earrings, cufflinks, and hair ornaments. Many pieces you find are square, round or rectangular with raised detail against black backgrounds. Occasionally, pieces are made in three dimensions, (most notably the 7 Immortal Gods of Fortune). The jewelry is usually set or 'cased' in silver, and marks can typically include: Toshikane, a fan shaped banner with the Toshikane logo in Japanese writing, Japan, and/or Silver.

The company produced at least as early as the 1940s (possibly older) through the 1960s. They were located in Tokyo, Japan.

In researching this bracelet, I found the clasp to be identical to other collectible pieces online; however, these are NOT the 7 gods. The seven figurals are identified as follows:

2 Female Red Demon Hannya Noh Masks
2 Female Blue Hannya Noh Masks
2 Okina Venerable Patriarch Masks
1 Ko-omote Young Lady Mask

Colors are true as shown in photos - the red is on the "paprika" side and the blue is more turquoise or jade colored. The masks are vitrious (not plastic or bone - tooth tap says glass or porcelain) and prongset with a cased sterling back. Signature pinch clasp is simply marked SILVER. Each piece is connected to the next with a series of sterling links.

When clasped, the bracelet measures 7 1/2" (a jeweler could fashion additional links and expand to a larger size if needed). Each mask is approximately 3/4" x 3/4" or 7/8" x 7/8" in the case of the Okinas.

CONDITION: The bracelet is now in excellent vintage condition HOWEVER, you will note from the photos that this was not always the case. Two masks had previously come loose and one link connector was broken. All repairs have been professionally effected and the bracelet was given a thorough going over to ensure all links are study and sound and there are no chips, scratches or other issues on the masks themselves. The clasp works great and the silver has mild patina expected for a piece of this age.

SHIPPING: Will be boxed priority to US buyers & via USPS 1st class mail international clients.

I usually ship the same or next business day following payment to ensure prompt, safe delivery of your treasure.
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Vintage 50s Toshikane Arita Japanese Figural Sterling Bracelet Demons & Old Men - Collectible Kitsch

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: vintage findings, sterling silver
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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