Japanese golden fan pendant necklace featuring a three-dimensional bouquet of flowers sparkling with sapphire, ruby, amethyst and emerald Swarovski crystals.
Intricately detailed etching gives the look of hand-painted fans from the 15th century. Originally a brooch. Fan measures 2.5" x 1.5".
Providence, Rhode Island
18k gold-filled, 16" snake chain with lobster clasp. Longer chains available upon request.
Unknown Maker, 2021
The Japanese fan is a symbol of prosperity as it spreads out when open, similar to that of a blooming flower or the widening of wealth.
The sensu fan, also known as the folding fan, was invented in the Japanese court between the 6th and 9th centuries to transport maps, prayers, calendars, letters and court announcements.
Carried along the Silk Road, exports of Japanese fans reached Europe and gained momentum. In the 17th century, Queen Elizabeth I of England can be seen in paintings holding folding fans. During the Victorian age in Britain, women created a fan language where different gestures indicated silent responses.
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