ITALU-YA.OrdermadeHistory No.082:The frog of the leaf of a lotus

The ornamental clasp for holding an [obi-dome].The motif of lotus and a frog is also a design traditionally used in metal and metal carving culture so far.Although it was the structure as for which about 6 cm of oblongs have a certain presence, since it was an ornamental clasp for holding an obi in place, lightness was also taken care of.Since the traditional design also had a touch which decided on the frog and came to lotus from the beginning in the favorite one, a visitor did not need to be troubled so much with the design itself, either.Becoming an important point took pains over arrangement of the pearl which is the leading role's waterdrop, and a frog not to mention the antique feeling of a result.Since 3 patterns went the Japanese meadow frog place into silver and the back perpendicularly in structure, this carried out inlay of the gold.I think that the pearl of waterdrop, gold of the back of a frog, etc. were able to express dignity in the antique feeling.

蓮葉に蛙帯留め

No.82:蓮葉に蛙帯留め


蓮葉と蛙のモチーフはこれまでにも金工・彫金文化で伝統的に使われてきたデザインでもあります。横長さ6センチほどある存在感のある作りですが帯留めなので軽さにも気を配りました。お客様も伝統的なデザインがお好きな方で当初から蓮葉に蛙と決めていらした感じもありましたので、デザイン自体にはさほど苦しまずにすみました。要となるのは仕上がりのアンティーク感はもちろんのこと主役の水滴である真珠、そして蛙の配置に苦心しました。作り的には殿様蛙地を銀、背には縦に3本模様が入るのでこれは金を象嵌しました。水滴の真珠、蛙の背中の金などがアンティーク感の中に気品を表わせたと思います。


〜シルバーアクセサリーのオーダーメイドは東京都立川市の銀細工職人の店・造屋(いたるや)へ〜