Japanese Openwork Sterling Enamel Tea Ceremony Spoon "HAND CRAFTED MEIJI PERIOD"

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Seller: seb9 (3,183) 100%, Location: Mentor, Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 292520240647 *****See my other auctions for more great related historic & collectible items!***** Japanese Openwork Sterling Enamel Tea Ceremony Spoon "HAND CRAFTED MEIJI PERIOD"The Meiji period (明治時代 Meiji-jidai), also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from October 23, 1868, to July 30, 1912. This period represents the first half of the Empire of Japan during which Japanese society moved from being an isolated feudal society to its modern form. Fundamental changes affected its social structure, internal politics, economy, military, and foreign relations. The period corresponded to the reign of Emperor Meiji after 1868, and lasted until his death in 1912. It was succeeded by the Taishō period upon the accession of Emperor Taishō to the throne. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE ON THE ENTIRE INTERNET OF A BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE OPENWORK STERLING & ENAMEL SPOON OF THIS STYLE Description: A hand crafted Meiji period Japanese sterling silver flowing colorful enamel bamboo leaves branch serving spoon used for tea ceremonies. Bamboo handle with attached stem & leaves. Openwork bowl with colorful enamel lotus blossom flowers. Very traditional & ancient Japanese art forms!Extremely rare-to-find antique Japanese silver art craft with enamel. Very finely crafted & beautiful. I see no markings but there may be one hiding somewhere that I did not see, or it was lightly marked as sometimes happened. One this beautifully made was surely crafted by a famous Japanese artisan. Tests for Sterling. Most likely .950 which was commonly used by Japanese silversmiths. Never monogrammed. The Japanese sterling flowing branch serving spoonis 5 1/4" inches long and 15.23 grams. In very fine condition. No damage or flaws other than one tiny minor ding to the enamel on one of the top bamboo leaves of handle. Almost completely unnoticeable.Rich, lustrous sterling patina. Enamel colors still rich & vibrant. As-found not polished. Retains original detail. I have other fine Asian antiques listed. Please see my other listings for more great related vintage & historical items. FOR COMBINED SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE PURCHASES - PLEASE ADD TO CART & "REQUEST TOTAL FROM SELLER". Payment must be made within 3 days of purchase. Please see attached pics & make all inquiries prior to purchasing. Condition: Overall excellent vintage condition (SEE PHOTOS & DESCRIPTION FOR DETAILS)., Region of Origin: Japan, Age: c.1868-1912 Meiji, Primary Material: Silver, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Color: Multi-Color

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