Japanese Silver Box Imperial Provenance
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Directory: Hidden: Viewable: Pre 1900: item # 1150724
Please refer to our stock # BG644 when inquiring.
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
The Pierre Hotel Lobby
2 East 61st Street NY NY 10065
|Rectangular box with cover. Cover has enameled purple and white flowers. On box underside is Japanese hallmark and engraved inscription: “Presented to W. Cameron Forbes by H.I.H. Prince Terahisa Manila, Feb. 15th 1910.” Forbes (1870-1959) was the governor-general of the Philippines from 1908 to 1913, and ambassador to Japan from 1930 to 1932. The donor was possibly Teruhisa Komatsu (1888-1970), a descendant of the collateral branch of the Japanese imperial family and vice-admiral in the Japanese navy. Fine craftsmanship and distinguished provenance. Dimensions: Height: 1 ½ in. Width: 5 in. Depth: 3 ½ in. Weight: 10.25 Troy Ounces. BG644|