Most of the jewelry that I love I love because it’s beautiful in some way. This Art Deco samourai necklace is beautiful, but more than anything it’s just purely awesome.
Who’s that friendly, slightly overweight guy sitting jauntily at the bottom? Oh! A cheerful samourai.
Just hanging out, feet bare, sword in his lap. I guess even a samourai can’t be swordfightin’ all the time.
This Art Deco samourai necklace is French, circa 1925. The makers marks are partially obscured but it is believed to be the work of Lacloche. The “chain” of the necklace is made up of coral beads, as is the samourai’s background. The pendant is detailed with rose-cut diamonds and the samouraï himself is made of glass and hardstone with a onyx and diamond hat and a diamond sword.
I would wear this necklace alllll the time. It’s fun, colorful, the details are beautifully articulated and it’s unique. Sign me up, please.
This Art Deco samourai necklace was listed in Sotheby’s November 2007 magnificent Jewels sale. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.
Look! I found a matching (or at least very similar) brooch!