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Japanese Sterling Silver Iris Box Continuous Scene Meiji Rare For Sale

Japanese Sterling Silver Iris Box     Continuous Scene    Meiji     Rare

MUSEUM WORTHY JAPANESE MEIJI STERLING SILVER CONTINUOUS SCENE IRIS BOX; HAND HAMMERED BACKGROUND; SIGNED

We are quite pleased to offer this one of a kind Meiji sterling silver continuous scene iris covered box.

By that we mean the iris leaf decoration on the cover continues onto the base form one continual display. As long as the cover is placed in the proper position. To assist this, the artisan added a tiny rod to interior cover rim. Which fits perfectly into the corresponding hole to the base rim. See image below.

This is a very, very rare design feature in Meiji silver.

Double wall construction. Also found on only the finest Meiji silver.

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 ovoid form.

Both cover and base with brilliant hand raised iris leaf, set atop hand hammered surface.

The cover centre with beautifully detailed bud form accent.

Finest finish detail throughout.

Never monogrammed.

Signed in characters in fan shape cartouche, as well as additional characters alongside.

The rare Meiji continuous scene iris box is 4 inches.

Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling weighs 6 standard ounces.

Fine condition. Rich lusterous sterling patina. Stands even on table. The brilliantly carved iris work retains its original crisp, vibrant hand chased detail. Couple tiny bumps, few barely noted bits solder, likely from time of manufacture. Tiny split along base, see last image. Associated stand included.

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.


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