These handsome Damascene cufflinks depict a serene scene of bamboo with leaves. The rectangular panels have beveled corners. The damascene is set in gold tone costume metal, with a post and toggle style closure. The backs are marked "AMITA JAPAN." Circa 1960.
Damascene is an art form that is (usually) made by inlaying oxidized steel with silver and high carat gold. Amita is a Japanese company that originated in 1931 and produced Damascene jewelry and other decorative arts.
Details.....The cufflink's panel measures 0.66" by 0.47" with a 0.70" post. In Very Good Vintage Condition. Some wear should be expected in vintage and antique jewels, we consider it to be part of their charm.