Obidome (obi brooch) with iris design in inlaid stoneArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1925-1940Medium & Supportgold-toned metal with stone inlay (pietra dura)Dimensions
1 9/16 in. x 9/16 in. x 5/16 in. ( 4 cm x 1.5 cm x 0.8 cm )Credit LineGift of Howard and Patricia YamaguchiSubject matter
The iris is a German iris, not Japanese, and the worksmanship is not Japanese. This was probably a brooch imported and converted into an obidome. Obidome were very popular in the Taisho and early Showa periods.Physical Description
Gold-toned metal with inlaid stone (pietra dura) design on face, cut-out iris on reverse,Primary Object Classification Jewelry Primary Object Typepersonal adornmentAdditional Object Classification(s)MetalworkCollection AreaAsianRights
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