Japanese Sterling Silver Dragon In Flames Bowl Meiji Sanju Saku
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Japanese Sterling Silver Dragon In Flames Bowl Meiji Sanju Saku:
IMPORTANT MEIJI JAPANESE STERLING SILVER DRAGON IN FLAMES FOOTED BOWL; ALL OVER HAND HAMMERED SURFACE; RARE MAKER SANJU SAKU, YOKOHAMA
We are quite pleased to offer this Meiji sterling silver dragon in fire footed bowl.
Part of our personal collection of over 200 examples of Meiji silver, for many years.
Signed by the very rarely observd Yokohama firm of Sanju Saku. See Silver Magazine Jan-Feb 2006 page 18.
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.
This stunning Meiji dragon bowl in raised circular form.
Double wall construction. As found on only the finest Meiji silver.
Adorned with single ferocious three claw dragon, encirling the entire surface.
Massive head carved in exceptionally high relief, see close-ups. Thick snout, razor tip fangs bulging saucer eyes ablaze.
The dragon's long undualting body comprised of hundreds, thousands of individually diamond carved scales.
Set agaiant rich hand hammered surface. The thousands of soft hammer punch marks shimmer in the natural light. A
Signed Pure Silver and maker's mark for Sanju Saku.
This fine hand crafted Meiji sterling silver dragon bowl is 6 inches and weighs 14 1/2 standard ounces.
Fine condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Stands even on table. The brilliantly carved dragon in fire decoration retains its original crisp, vibrant hand chased detail. No apparent splits to dragon as so often found in Meiji double wall construction. Solder along upper rim as shown, dragon tip of nose and part of head pushed in, drop of solder right side of head, all visible in images.
For the discerning collector of the finest hand wrought Meiji silver. An exceptional Japanese dragon in streaming flames hand hammered surface centre bowl. Signed for the rarely seen maker Sanju Saku, sign of turtle in triangle.
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.
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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.