Smoking Hero Riding Kirin Repousse Silver Breastplate
Smoking Hero Riding Kirin Repousse Silver Breastplate
Smoking Hero Riding Kirin Repousse Silver Breastplate
Smoking Hero Riding Kirin Repousse Silver Breastplate

Smoking Hero Riding Kirin Repousse Silver Breastplate

Regular price
$300.00
Sale price
$300.00

"Repoussé or repoussage refer to a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. Chasing, chased work, or embossing refer to a similar technique, in which the piece is hammered on the front side, sinking the metal."

This late 19th or early 20th century pendant features a scholar or hero riding on a Kirin—a mythical Chinese creature, a bit like a horse and dragon in one. This one has deep detail on the repousse. There is a building, texture, and what looks like pipe smoke coming out of the hero's pipe.

About 5" by 4".