On Hold Pair of Featherlite/ Bubblelite Japanese Chrysanthemums

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Called featherlite, featherlight, featherweight, bubblelite, and bubblelight, the material of these brooches can stump people and create a lot of confusion. It is often classified with plastics, but is described as a meerschaum-like clay material. It was most used by the Japanese in the post-war period, usually in finely detailed floral items that resemble celluloid. At any rate, it is another category of jewelry in which good samples are disappearing. These brooches each measure 1 3/8" across, with a myriad of white petals. The shadow areas and central stamens are tinted with a black wash of paint. The backs show a little unevenness to the edges from the mold. Very good, clean condition.

The chrysanthemum is a revered Japanese flower. It is the official seal of the emperor and is honored in Japan during National Chrysanthemum Day.

Please pay for your purchase within 7 days of sale’s end. Sales may be combined to reduce mailing costs. First Class Mail is $3.50 for U.S. buyers. Not responsible for loss or damage by post office. Postal Insurance is $1.75. I accept checks, postal money orders, or (Paypal with confirmed address) for your payments.

International buyer’s may inquire about mailing costs and should check their country’s import regulations to see if there are any restrictions or duties. I do not mail to countries with a high fraud rate.

This item is subject to prior sale.
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