Heavy, pure silver box with gold, silver, and copper inlaid bronze plaque inset in lid. The bronze plaque depicts a scene of dragonflies amidst autumn grasses. The grass is both incised and raised. The seeds are all inlaid gold. The dragonflies are raised above the surface with silver wings and copper bodies and the smallest dragonfly is inlaid with silver and copper. The sides of the box are incised with floral medallions and the base is raised on four solid silver feet. The interior of the lid is inscribed with a commemoration dated: Taisho 8 (1918). The base, near one foot is impressed with a “Jungin” (pure silver) seal. Very finely crafted presentation item. The lid fits snugly and the condition is very good, only having a few minor nicks and scratches.
Size: 4 ¼ by 5 7/8 in.; Height: 2 in.