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Katsushika Hokusai's The Great Wave Off Kanagawa Metal Earrings

Katsushika Hokusai's The Great Wave Off Kanagawa Metal Earrings

David Howell & Co.

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Inspired by the legacy of Katsushika Hokusai's renowned woodblock print, "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa," these dynamic metal earrings pay homage to the enduring Japanese tradition of stylizing natural phenomena. Building upon a practice that dates back to the 12th century, where the wave motif was employed as a crest symbol, these earrings embody the inherent symbolism of constant ebb and flow. They encapsulate the essence of great strategy, mirroring the dynamic movement of the waves in their design.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these earrings capture the mesmerizing energy depicted in Hokusai's iconic artwork. The cascading waves, frozen in their powerful surge, evoke a sense of both awe and reverence for the forces of nature. With every movement, these earrings embody the spirit of resilience and adaptability, reminding the wearer of the profound connection between art, nature, and the artistry of life itself. Just as "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" stands as a timeless masterpiece, these earrings serve as wearable tributes, allowing one to carry the essence of Hokusai's captivating imagery and the enduring message it conveys.
  • Solid brass, electroplated with non-tarnishing silver finish
  • Hypoallergenic ear wires
  • Gift boxed with provenance card
  • Designed and manufactured in USA
  • Product type: Earrings
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.75 × 3.25 × 0.5 inches  (12.1 × 8.3 × 1.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19 lb (3.0 oz; 85 g)
  • SKU010006560 | 769022099934 | ERS9993

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Katsushika Hokusai at age 83, portrait by one of his disciples

About the Artist

Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai, known simply as Hokusai (1760—1849) was a Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”) school. His early works represent the full spectrum of ukiyo-e art, including single-sheet prints of landscapes and actors, hand paintings, and surimono (“printed things”), such as greetings and announcements. His famous print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” published between 1826 and 1833, marked the summit in the history of the Japanese landscape print.

Katsushika Hokusai in the Chrysler Museum
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About the Maker

David Howell & Co.

Since 1985, David Howell & Co. has specialized in the design and manufacturing of sophisticated, museum quality gifts, including metal bookmarks, jewelry, ornaments, and more. Found in 350 museum stores worldwide, founder David Howell says he receives inspiration for the 10,000 designs he's created from the thousands of objects in museum collections. Each piece has a unique story.

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