Fine Japanese Silver Box in the form of 2 Gourds Marked Silver Original Box
Here is a wonderful Japanese silver covered box (possibly a bonbonniere or candy box) typically given to guests invited to an auspicious or celebratory event. The Japanese adopted the wonderful European tradition of gift-giving which often consisted of small but luxurious candy or confection boxes. Like many traditions that the Japanese adopted at the time of the Meiji Restoration and Meiji Period, (1868 - 1912), the Japanese transformed the practice into a even more magical experience. What was originally a diminutive container to hold sweets, the Japanese brought in their own artistry and sense of design and created a collection of miniature treasures boxes. This superbly crafted silver box is in excellent condition without any major condition issues such as cracks, hairlines, losses or restoration. The base of the silver box is marked with 5 five characters which appear to read, Jun gin Hat-tori Sei which translates to Made by Hattori in pure silver. The length of this gourd shaped box is approximately 3.75 inches. The width of this gourd shaped box is approximately 2.0 inches. We will double box and pack this item with tremendous care. The original box is in relatively good vintage condition but has some scrapes and scratches as expected from normal use and storage. The item "Fine Japanese Silver Box in the form of 2 Gourds Marked Silver Original Box" is in sale since Saturday, April 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "gyassociates" and is located in Carlsbad, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
Region of Origin: Japan
Primary Material: Silver Content Higher than Sterling Silver