Antique Japanese Enamel Spoon Meiji Period Sanju Saku
An exquisite and highly detailed antique Japanese enamel spoon of Japanese magnolias, attributable to Sanju Saku. It dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912). The back of the bowl, as well as both sides of the handle are finely worked and engraved. The spoon handle terminates with a little bee sitting atop it. Although unmarked, it tests with acid as sterling silver; as is customary with Japanese silver, it probably has silver content greater than sterling. The spoon has nominal enamel loss which is only visible under a 10x loope. It is in excellent antique condition.
Dimensions: Approximately 4 1/8" long by 1 1/16" wide
Weight: 9.6 grams