Japanese Sterling Silver Garden Scene Jewelry Box Signed Meiji
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Japanese Sterling Silver Garden Scene Jewelry Box Signed Meiji :
FINE JAPANESE STERLING SILVER LATE MEIJI JEWELRY CASKET; HAND DECORATED JAPANESE GARDEN SCENE; SIGNED
We are quite pleased to offer this fine late Meiji sterling silver jewelry casket.
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.
Classic raised rectangular form.
The cover adorned with beautifully hand decorated scene of carriage in Japanese garden. Silk sash cascading from front carriage supports.
Cover centre with well cast trefoil swing handle. Rising from delicate chrysanthemum petal terminal.
The side panels with conforming streaming prunus displays.
Retains the original burgundy velvet interior lining. And three compartment removable drawer as shown Never monogrammed.
Signed in characters "pure silver" under rim, and second signature to back panel.
This Meiji garden scene casket is 5 1/2 by 4 inches.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Stands even on table or display. The beautifully hand carved garden scene retains its original crisp, vibrant detail. Cover closes firm. Interior in fine state. Few tiny nicks to one back corner and two tiny bumps to cover.
For the discerning collector of the finest Japanese silver. An exceptional late Meiji sterling silver carriage in garden jewery casket. Signed. Excellent condition.
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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.
Remember these are antiques with expected wear from use. Returns because we failed to mention the tiniest few scuffs, pinhead bumps or mildly bent 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.
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