Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan

Japanese Silver Hand Mirror

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 893542

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A silver hand mirror finely executed with a massive three-toed dragon carved in high relief on a partly-hammered ground, its tail coiled around the handle. Well chiseled and incised details naturalistically depict the scales and musculature characteristic of the work of Japanese smiths of the Meiji Period. The rim is signed "Samurai Shokai, Yokohama, 1000". (The Samurai Shokai was a well-established studio in Yokohama specializing in silver works. This piece is marked "1000" - 1000 in silver content.) The beveled mirror is a fine, replaced one, the entire piece in excellent condition with no damages. Flower-formed cartouche for monogram on reverse. Length: 14.5" Meiji Period, Japan