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Japanese Sterling Silver Dragon Scholars Box Meiji Signed Rare For Sale

Japanese Sterling Silver Dragon Scholars Box      Meiji     Signed    Rare

FINEST JAPANESE STERLING SILVER DRAGON BOX; RAISED DRAGON & PEARL AMIDST ROLLING CLOUDS; MEIJI MASTERPIECE

We are quite pleased to offer this Meiji sterling silver dragon box.

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 hand raised dragon in streaming fire. Clutching the sacred pearl in its three claws. Here the pearl in orb form, one of the most rarely seen pearl renditions.

The dragon with long razor tip fangs, bulging saucer shape eyes ablaze, and long flowing tendrils.

The side panels with continuation of the rolling clouds, though here engraved rather than raised.

Never monogrammed.

Signed Japanese characters.

The rare Meiji dragon and pearl scholars box is 3 1/2 by 2 3/4 inches.

Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling weighs 5 standard ounces.

In excellent condition. Rich brilliant sterling patina. The brilliantly carved dragon in clouds retains its original crisp vibrant detail. Cover closes flush. Few scattered tiny spots of solder, shallow pinhead bumps to interior, single tiny nick to back cover edge.

Please feel free to inquire directly about this, or any item listed. 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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