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Toshikane Japan porcelain costume jewelry

Toshikane Japan porcelain costume jewelry

Cufflinks. Golden pagoda against Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms. Sterling silver, handpainted porcelain. 1950s. Toshikane Japan porcelain costume jewelry

Toshikane Japan porcelain costume jewelry
Collectible large porcelain cufflinks featuring a golden pagoda against a backdrop of Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms. Hand-painted on three-dimensional porcelain plates. Fantastic detailing and amazing colors – during the production process, the porcelain was subjected to technological firing up to 5-9 times!
The brand was founded in Tokyo in 1943 on a wave of European fashion jewelry making its way into Japan. It all started with porcelain buttons, which became fashionable to decorate traditional clothes, then cufflinks, tie clips, bracelets, clips, brooches, and souvenir spoons … For a laconic base, they used mainly high-grade silver, or jewelry alloy. But, the main thing in any Toshikane decoration is porcelain inserts with volumetric (3D) images.

Collectible porcelain cufflinks in the form of figurines of the Japanese god of longevity Fukuroju, one of the seven gods of happiness and luck. 1940-50s

Collectible porcelain cufflinks in the form of figurines of the Japanese god of longevity Fukuroju, one of the seven gods of happiness and luck. 1940-50s

Created by hand, each Toshikane product is truly unique: it carries a fabulous national flavor and a special, inimitable style. Flowers, birds, animals, sea horses, dragons, masks, gods, geisha, miniature Japanese landscapes – symbolic subjects that can be viewed for hours.

Bird with blossom cufflinks. Handpainted porcelain, silver tone. 1940s

Bird with blossom cufflinks. Handpainted porcelain, silver tone. 1940s

The contract for the production of these unique porcelain miniatures was with one of the many private family manufactories in the area of ​​Arita (Arita – the cradle of porcelain in Japan) on the third largest island in Japan, located on the island of Kyushu.

Chess Horse Cufflinks and Tie Clip. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1950s

Chess Horse Cufflinks and Tie Clip. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1950s

Unfortunately, the company did not exist for long, ending its activities in the late 1960s, having left behind, albeit a few, but certainly inimitable small works of art. Highly collectible, these jewelry decorations will cost more every year.

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Toshikane Japan porcelain costume jewelry

Crane bird handpainted porcelain fan shaped clip on earrings. 1960s

Crane bird handpainted porcelain fan shaped clip on earrings. 1960s

Fish pendant. 925 silver, porcelain. 1950s

Fish pendant. 925 silver, porcelain. 1950s

Geisha vintage brooch. Gold tone metal, porcelain, handpainted. 1940s

Geisha vintage brooch. Gold tone metal, porcelain, handpainted. 1940s

Gods of luck and longevity - earrings and pendant. 925 silver, porcelain, enamel. 1950s

Gods of luck and longevity – earrings and pendant. 925 silver, porcelain, enamel. 1950s

Japanese man head earrings. Silver tone metal, handpainted porcelain. 1940s

Japanese man head earrings. Silver tone metal, handpainted porcelain. 1940s

Kinkaku-ji temple in the Deer Garden Temple complex in Kyoto, Japan, cufflinks and tie clip. Silver, handpainted porcelain. 1950s

Kinkaku-ji temple in the Deer Garden Temple complex in Kyoto, Japan, cufflinks and tie clip. Silver, handpainted porcelain. 1950s

Masks tie pin clip. Gold tone metal, porcelain. 2 cm. 1950s

Masks tie pin clip. Gold tone metal, porcelain. 2 cm. 1950s

Orchid brooch pendant. Sterling silver, handpainted porcelain. 4 cm. 1940s

Orchid brooch pendant. Sterling silver, handpainted porcelain. 4 cm. 1940s

Pink cherry blossom oval shaped brooch. Sterling silver, handpainted porcelain. 2.5 cm. 1950s

Pink cherry blossom oval shaped brooch. Sterling silver, handpainted porcelain. 2.5 cm. 1950s

Pink orchid oval shaped clip on earrings. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1940s

Pink orchid oval shaped clip on earrings. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1940s

Rose flowers design square shaped brooch pendant. Sterling silver, handpainted porcelain. 3.8 cm. 1940s

Rose flowers design square shaped brooch pendant. Sterling silver, handpainted porcelain. 3.8 cm. 1940s

Seahorse cufflinks and tie clip. Handpainted porcelain, 925 silver. Before 1950

Seahorse cufflinks and tie clip. Handpainted porcelain, 925 silver. Before 1950

Seven fortune Gods bracelet. Silver, enamel, porcelain. 1940s

Seven fortune Gods bracelet. Silver, enamel, porcelain. 1940s

Thistle earrings. Strerling silver, porcelain, handpainted, gold filled. 1950s

Thistle earrings. Sterling silver, porcelain, handpainted, gold filled. 1950s

Vanilla flowers oval shaped brooch. Sterling silver, handpainted porcelain. 1950s

Vanilla flowers oval shaped brooch. Sterling silver, handpainted porcelain. 1950s

White Horse head Cufflinks and Tie Clip. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1950s

White Horse head Cufflinks and Tie Clip. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1950s

Yellow rose round shaped brooch pendant. 3.5 cm. 1950s

Yellow rose round shaped brooch pendant. 3.5 cm. 1950s

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