Japanese silver tea caddy ‘natsume’, c. 1890. Meiji Period.


A fine Japanese solid silver tea caddy or natsume, c.1890. Meiji Period. The body, finely cast in heavy relief, and chased, with a sinuous dragon grasping the Pearl of Wisdom, whilst flying above a raging sea.
The cover decorated with further crashing waves. Having an inner cover, with a multi faceted finial.

Junjin stamp to the base.

Weight – 359 grammes

Medium: Silver

Height: 14 cm, 5 1/2”.

Width: 12 cm, 4 3/4”.

Condition: Excellent. No damage. No repair.