Pair of Japanese buttons Shakudo geisha characters Japan Meiji late nineteenth

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G10 170

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Pair of round Japanese bone (beef) and Shakudo * buttons, decorated with two characters, a man and a woman, in traditional clothes, possibly from the Noh theater, from Japan, Meiji period (1868- 1912).

These buttons are in good condition.

A note: tiny dirt and slight wear of time, see photos.

* The shakudo:

is a metal (copper) copper alloy typically containing 3 to 7% gold, primarily used for its black-purple lacquer-like patina. Sometimes small amounts of other metals are added. In traditional Japanese art, it is often hammered and inlaid with gold or copper to obtain very contrasting patterns.

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  • Diamètre 2,5 cm