Traditional Japanese Art for a Bright Future "Signs of Good Fortune" from the collection of Susan Tosk

Nov 12, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020

Unsigned (Signs of Good Fortune)

Silver bonbonnière, weight-form, commemoration for launching of the warship “Oi”

Silverwork, katakiri engraving
3 in

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Pure silver mark  July 15, 1920

The shape of the bonbonnière is an ancient weight. Gold was recast in this shape to be kept as emergencies by the government and Lords. This is the reason this shape is associated as treasure/wealth.

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