RARE AESTHETIC SILVERPLATE SUGAR OR BISCUIT BOX. JAPANESE FANS.
One of the most attractive biscuit boxes I have ever seen. Because it is smaller than most boxes with two lids, it may even be a sugar box. The unusual Japanese fans on each side look as if they are folded fans. Small biscuit box in good condition consisting of Japanese fans. The box stands 5 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide. Each of the two covers measure 3.25 by 3 inches and each covers opens into the same cavity. There once may have been tiny chains to hold the container as each side has 2 very small loops to insert a small chain holder in. Undetermined makers mark along with Quadruple Plate on the bottom. The Globe is marked over twin globes. F. B. and the last 3 letters of the last name are ers but this is not a FB Rogers makers mark. I believe it is American because of the Quadruple mark. 12019.xpt.tei $475.00................This Aesthetic silverplate selection reflects many features of the Japanese Influences on the Aesthetic Movement. The sources of inspiration inspired the American craftsmen to experiment with hand tooled finishes, bands of rolled dies that speeded up the ornamentation, designs that reflected Japanese designs, including textile designs and the love of nature enjoyed by both Japanese and American cultures, which resulted in sculptural forms of nature, including the treatment of metal as if it was fabric. Although the objects were machine made, much of the decoration was done by hand, either finishing the castings of the silverplate or incising the designs. These are some of the influences among the richest creativity in production during the years 1875 to 1900.