Cameo with Flowers Necklace
Satsuma porcelain buttons were fashioned in the Japanese tradition of Satsuma pottery which is characterized by a cream-colored base decorated with an ivory crackle glaze. Kimonos don’t require buttons, so Japan didn’t manufacture them until they started trading with the west in the mid-nineteenth century. Satsuma buttons, which were fashionable between 1850 and 1950, were primarily produced for export. They most often featured flowers, people in traditional dress, dragons, birds, and Japanese landscapes.
For this necklace, we’ve framed a Satsuma button featuring plum and gold chrysanthemums with a simple brass setting. This particular button dates from the early to mid-twentieth century. The gold-outlined chrysanthemums are a lovely example of a popular flower motif.
In this piece:
- Japanese Satsuma porcelain button, early to mid-twentieth century
- Antiqued brass stamping, made in the USA in vintage dies
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 16” long with 4” extender
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