Posted 2 years ago
My Uncle Jack Greggs brought this home for my Grandmother Rose at the end of WWII. I'm assuming that like most of the post-war Japanese Sterling, it's silver plate over brass. It's from a jewelry store in Tokyo, and has been driving me crazy for the last 40 years.
It has a map of China and Japan engraved on it, but, if you look at the close-up, there are small circular marks scattered all over it. At first I thought they represented cities, but some of them fall in the 'ocean' part of the engraving - then I thought they could be islands, but some of them are on the coast of China and the island of Japan. I have no idea what they signify, but would really like to know - has anyone seen anything like this before?