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Wandlessfairy's loves862 of 1563Murano Swan, Circa 1960-70Pretty wooden plant stand
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    Posted 5 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4534 items)

    I think that this Chinese, but elements remind me of Japan too - the design w/ the swallows, particularly. i think that this was made between 1905 and 1920. what do you think? can anyone read the Chinese/Japanese? i think it's silver-plate, but the piece w/ the dragon on it might be solid silver.

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    Comments

    1. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      I love the birds! What a fun item :-)
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      thank you czech! great info and good eyes! thanks valentino!
    3. Deepseas72 Deepseas72, 5 years ago
      And those grasping hands of the waves...Very beautiful detail.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      thanks Deepseas! so this would be called 'a Japanese antimony box'.
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      I love it! I would have purchased it immediately and placed it on my Meiji Period Japanese desk.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      thanks vintagelamp! it is a nice little box! i love so much japanese stuff!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      I think the two characters might be “long life” ? (shou) and “good fortune” (fu). A great present for anyone celebrating their birthday.
    8. slransde, 6 months ago
      Did you ever learn more on this box? I recently came across the same one and am totally in love, but can't find much on this exact one!

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