Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


February 1st, 2015
National Freedom Day

February 2nd, 2015
Groundhog Day

February 4th, 2015
World Cancer Day

February 4th, 2015
Tu B'Shevat

February 12th, 2015
Lincoln's Birthday

February 14th, 2015
Valentine's Day

February 16th, 2015
Presidents' Day

February 16th, 2015
Daisy Gatson Bates Day

February 17th, 2015
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

February 18th, 2015
Ash Wednesday

February 19th, 2015
Chinese New Year

February 20th, 2015
World Day of Social Justice

February 21st, 2015
International Mother Language Day

March 1st, 2015
St. David's Day

March 2nd, 2015
Casimir Pulaski Day

March 2nd, 2015
Read Across America Day

March 2nd, 2015
Texas Independence Day

 



Search:

Japanese Gold & Sterling Silver Dragon Scholars Box Meiji Rare For Sale

Japanese Gold & Sterling Silver Dragon Scholars Box      Meiji     Rare

MUSEUM WORTHY JAPANESE GOLD & STERLING SILVER DRAGON BOX; GOLD DRAGON & PEARL AMIDST SHAKUDO CLOUDS; MEIJI MASTERPIECE

We are quite pleased to offer this one of a kind Meiji gold and sterling silver dragon box.

One of the finest examples of Japanese mixed metal work we have ever owned.

Meiji period Japanese silver was the finest the world has ever known. Much was crafted by former Samurai. Imperial decree had outlawed their warrior culture. Forcing the Samurai to channel centuries old sword making skills into breathtaking presentation and household silver.

The Meiji silver artisans were so highly regarded that Tiffany, Gorham and the leading British firms sent their staff to Japan to "learn" (steal) the secrets of the Samurai.

The box in classic rectangular form.

The cover adorned with brilliant inlaid gold Japanese dragon. Clutching the sacred pearl in its three claws. Here the gold pearl in orb form.

The dragon's long undulating body mostly obscured within the rich, dark textured surface Shakudo clouds.

Well fit cover.

Interior smooth silver as shown.

Atop thick well cast step up L-shape feet.

Never monogrammed.

Unmarked. Not unusual for Meiji silver. We guarantee solid sterling base, and gold dragon and of the Meiji period.

The gold dragon on silver box is 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches.

Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling weighs 21 1/2 standard ounces.

In excellent condition. The brilliant inlaid gold dragon displays a rich, mellow patina, as does the sterling base. Stands even on table. Cover perfect fit. The brilliantly carved dragon in clouds retains its original crisp, vibrant hand chased detail. Couple small areas mild wear to cover Shakudo, tiny scuffs, and couple small bumps.

Originally offered for $8500 USD.

Please feel free to inquire directly about this, or any item isted. We very much welcome your interest. We are collectors first. As such, we are quite easy to work with.

We combine items when shipping, saving you costs. Ship twice weekly using USPS Express & US Priority, never Ground. Fully insured for all packages. Given our modest charges, we almost always lose money on shipping.

We make great effort to accurately describe our silver. Returns are accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. In such cases we refund your shipping as well.

Remember, the items are antiques with an expected amount of wear from normal use. Returning an item because we failed to mention the tiniest few scuffs, pinhead bumps or bend to rim is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse.

Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax.

We have over 7780 responses. And, are quite proud of our Top Seller designation.

We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.

From our personal collection, a fine mid 19th century coin silver basket by Edward & John Moore is illustrated in the cover article in May/June 2008 Silver Magazine.

Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.


Japanese Gold & Sterling Silver Dragon Scholars Box      Meiji     Rare

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Japanese Gold & Sterling Silver Dragon Scholars Box Meiji Rare:
$6,400




【慶】 Japanese Wooden Gold Lacquer Food Service 5 Box Set / Cranes & Pine (mcj) picture
【慶】 Japanese Wooden Gold Lacquer Food Service 5 Box Set / Cranes & Pine (mcj)


Antique Japanese Moriage Enamel Meiji Period Vase/jar  1800-1900s.  8.25
Antique Japanese Moriage Enamel Meiji Period Vase/jar 1800-1900s. 8.25" X10.5"


Antique Kellam's Gold Bond Japan Tea Wooden Shipping Box - Nice picture
Antique Kellam's Gold Bond Japan Tea Wooden Shipping Box - Nice


Antique Kellam's Gold Bond Japan Tea Wooden Shipping Box Missing Outer Top Label picture
Antique Kellam's Gold Bond Japan Tea Wooden Shipping Box Missing Outer Top Label


【慶】 Wooden Gold Lacquer Box, Small Drawer, Kinkaku Temple, Zohiko (hzm)  picture
【慶】 Wooden Gold Lacquer Box, Small Drawer, Kinkaku Temple, Zohiko (hzm)


Small Vintage Japanese Lacquer Box picture
Small Vintage Japanese Lacquer Box


Nice Old Japanese Hand Carved 4 Owls Jewelry Box picture
Nice Old Japanese Hand Carved 4 Owls Jewelry Box


Japanese Antique Nesting Storage Box Set Of 7 With Lids picture
Japanese Antique Nesting Storage Box Set Of 7 With Lids


 Lovely Japanese Black Mother Of Pearl Jewelry Box  picture
Lovely Japanese Black Mother Of Pearl Jewelry Box


 Lovely Japanese Black Mother Of Pearl Jewelry Trinket Box  picture
Lovely Japanese Black Mother Of Pearl Jewelry Trinket Box