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Basic Information

Accession Number:1888M43
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1868 - 1900


The materials used to inlay the decoration on this bracelet are shakudo and shibuichi. Shakudo is an alloy of bronze and gold, and shibuichi an alloy of bronze and silver. These two metals were essentially adapted for incrustation or for inlaying.

Presented by Mr John Feeney, 1888.

Further Information

Production Period:Meji Period (1867-1912)
Medium:Shakudo and shibuichi inlays.
Place of Origin:Japan