japanese silver box miyamoto shoko

Japanese Silver Box Miyamoto Shoko


| $3,707 USD | €3,195 EUR

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Japanese Meiji period Silver Box. Hardwood lined with commemoration plaque "To Mr Douglas M Young from The Yurakusha 1911". The lift off lid has an inlaid shibuichi panel of a rural scene, a silver river with a golden bridge, a traditional house picked out in golden highlights, pine trees and a silver topped Mount Fuji. The panel is signed. The underside of the box is signed "Made by Myamoto Shoko" and Jungin Silver mark. Established 1880 and is still in business today. This exquisite silver box is not just a treasured jewel but a tiny piece of Japanese history.
Advertisement from the “Terry's Japanese Empire”:
"Miyamoto Shoko, 2 Yazaemoncho, Kyobashi-ku, between Ginza and the canal N. of it. Goldsmiths. Manufacturing jewelers; hand-made silverware (a specialty) in quaint and unique designs (extensive display of tea-sets, punch-bowls, spoons and miscellaneous articles). The tea-sets with Chinese jade fitments are unusually beautiful. Jade jewelry; bronzes; ivories, etc."
The Yurakusha was a publishing Company that produced 'The Graphic' and 'Tokyo Puck'. After publishing a work entitled 'Representative Japan' they decided to publish "The World of Today" as a way to show knowledge regarding the world at large They also produced the book in which Douglas Young, of Kobe, . is thanked for his for his 'very valuable assistance in compiling the present work'. The book is not included in the sale.
Condition: One or two tiny dings but otherwise excellent.
Carriage, Insurance and packing free of charge within UK and Mainland Europe. Elsewhere please inquire.
Carriage and insurance is included on most items within UK and Mainland Europe. There may be exceptions such as bulky, heavy objects or framed pictures. Elsewhere please inquire about carriage costs.
We have been collecting and dealing in high quality antiques for many years. Particularly Japanese Art and antique Jewellery.
Previously we have been standing at antique fairs and this is our first venture into online dealing and welcome customers old and new.
Buy with confidence. We always want you to enjoy your purchase. We will accept returns if if items are not as described or arrive damaged. All we ask is that you pay the return carriage costs.
We do have a shop in Swanage, Dorset. You may view any item there but please make an appointment as we do not carry all our stock on these premises. We are always interested in buying your unwanted items but please, only high quality.


Height = 5 cm (2")
Width = 15 cm (6")
Depth = 10 cm (4")

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