Samurai Shokai was Known for the most richly ornamented meticulously hand wrought silver ever made by hand for the period.
When the warrior culture was outlawed it forced the Samurai to move from sword making skills into amazing household silver.
The Meiji silver artisans were so highly regarded that Tiffany, Gorham sent their staff to Japan to learn the secrets
of the Samurai.
This Sterling Silver Punch Bowl Shaped Planter with walnut base is no exception to the master craftsmanship
which could be achieved by the experts.
Signed "Samurai Shokai Yokohama" Rich, Outstanding detail and condition
with lustrous sterling patina. Sits flat on the table.
Amazingly detailed with floral & Sparrows, different bird
scenes around the bowl. One of the best larger pieces that I have seen in quite some time.
No repairs, monograms, removals
or buffing at all. A very tiny ping or 2 which are very hard to spot and light usage signs. Overall Rate 9.5/10
29.64 Troy Ounces
Marked: Samurai Shokai Yokohama Sterling
Measures: 11 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" tall with
a 5 3/4" wide base.
The Platform measures 8 1/2" wide by 2 3/4" tall