RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 18th JUNE, 2018.

ANTIQUE 19thC JAPANESE SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL MODELS OF QUAILS ON STAND c.1890

19th Century Japanese Meiji period very fine silver figures of quails, on a carved wood stand. The naturalistically modeled birds decorated with enamelled eyes and plumage, with realistically engraved feathers.

Tested to be 950+ high grade silver. One of the birds signed Hasegawa Issei (Gyokutosai), 1890-1920, active in Asakusa, Tokyo during the Meiji and Taisho Eras.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A5349