Vintage Japanese Damascene Cuff Links. They have a fabulous old world look with a black background and a scene that includes Mt. Fuji and flowers. They are ovals with a scalloped edge. The art of Damascene involves hand carving scenes or designs into a black oxidized metal surface where the grooves (the carvings) are then filled back in with gold and silver foil. It is said to have been performed for a few thousand years now.
These are traditional chain cuff links with each piece connected by a short length of chain. This creates a slightly looser fastening than other styles, with visible decoration on both sides of the closed buttonholes.
- Hallmarked: Japan and M in a Diamond
- Circa: 1950's
- Size: 18 x 15mm
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