ANTIQUE 19thC JAPANESE SOLID SILVER WINE JUG, SADAJIRO & MUSASHIYA c.1890
Antique late 19th Century Japanese Meiji period solid silver wine jug, simply exceptional and magnificent quality, The lidded wine jug is of classical shape, mounted with a finely decorated finial and unusual scroll handle and applied with a pierced collar depicting flying birds amongst flowers, standing on a domed foot chased with acanthus leaves. Signed with Japanese characters and makers mark M.S (The Musashiya Company, created by Ozeki Yahei and under the aegis of his son Sadajiro, became perhaps the most successful of the concerns selling high-quality decorative art during the Meiji period. Sadajiro's openness to collaborate with enterprises such as Liberty of London enthused him to work with some of the finest Japanese artists and artisans.
Many of these items happened to be spoons, but spoons that were each a work of art. Some he marked Musashiya, while others he decided to mark with the initials "S.M.", the latter created out of Sadajiro and Musashiya. Many of these spoons were actually creations of some of Japan's most-notable artisans exclusively at the Musashiya workshops, for more information please read Chinese export silver: The Yokohama Conundrum, by Adrien Von Ferscht)
In Excellent Condition - No Damage.
Width: 16 x 11cm