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Japanese Sterling Silver Leaf & Prunus Tray C1870 Wood & Hughes For Sale
IMPORTANT JAPANESE STERLING SILVER LEAF AND PRUNUS BRANCH FOOTED TRAY; FROM WOOD & HUGHES, c1870 IN THE JAPANESE MANNER
We are pleased to offer this important c1870 Wood & Hughes sterling parcel gilt leaf and prunus tray.
In the highly sought after Japanese manner.
The tray crafted as an actual leaf, with gently ruffled edge.
Centre adorned with meticulously applied pruns branches. Flowers in various stages of bloom rising from the gnarled, rough hewn surface.
Finest, hand chased finish detail, approaching that of Meiji silver from which this tray was re-created.
The applied design gives way to artfully hand engraved prunus leaf and vine, emanating throughout the centre surface.
Atop well cast taoering pill shape legs.
Interwoven EC mongram placed in rectangular medallion.
This exceptional Japanese style parcel gilt leaf and prunus branch footed tray seven inches across and weighs 7 standard ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver gilt patina. The beautifully carved prunus branch and floral retain their original crisp, vibrant hand chased detail. One foot to left of stem with compression, mild loss gilt.
For the discerning collector of the finest 19th century American silver. Focused upon examples in the Japanese taste. A museum worthy c1870 Japanese style parcel gilt leaf dish with streaming prunus. Wood & Hughes.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.