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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello Again,
This is another piece from today's shopping. It's really beautiful, small, with an intricately engraved design. Looks like Cranes on the lid, with various stylized flora and either Rats or Mice.
It's either Japanese of Chinese.
I was pleased to see a signature on the bottom, but I haven't a clue what it says. There's also a mate to it, and an extra small bowl that shares the same design. Along with the other pieces I found today, this little group makes my heart go pitter pat.
Hopefully it'll be familiar to someone.

Thank You,

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  1. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks Sean, for the love and comment.
    I'm glad you like it, I was excited to find it.
  2. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thank You for the love, Kevin,
    and Jim, Thank You for the information, very interesting.
    Best wishes to you both for a happy Easter!
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Actually this is Japanese, the left mark is not a maker's mark but the Japanese mark "jun-gin" which means PURE SILVER, meaning that its not brass but gilt silver. This is a very, very nice piece.
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    How big is it? I'd love to see the other pieces too
  5. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Happy Easter Everyone!
    Walksoftly, Thank You for the much appreciated love
    and Stillwater, Thank You for the informative comments.
    I've posted the other pieces from the group, I hope you'll have a chance to see them.
    Greetings to All!
  6. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
  7. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks BHock and Walksoftly!
  8. surfdub66 surfdub66, 3 years ago
    Its a beautiful box , love it lots !! ;-))
  9. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Thanks for all the loves, Epson, petey, brat, pops, miKKo, Agram, aeon, agh, Kyratango, surfdub & tom,
  10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    this is really beautiful, and it looks like gilded silver!

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