This listing offers a vintage Japanese kodansu. This wonderful little chest is marked sterling 950 and is signed by the artist. The design is simplistic and elegant in its simplicity.The door front is decorated with scalloped corners and frames a bamboo engraving. An artist signature appears in the bottom right corner (see picture close-up). The velvet lined drawers are original as are the little silver knobs - all matching with the chest. This is quite the little chunk of sterling 950 silver - weighing 2 pounds 2.2 ounces.
Without drawers the weight is still 1 pound 12.3 ounces. It measures 5 inches high (handle down) 3-5/8 inches across, and 4-5/8 inches deep. We know this chest was presented as a gift in 1950 because of the inscription on the back - not easily viewed from any angle but the back. Personally, I wish all of my vintage pieces could talk - to tell their story about where they've been and what they've seen! Imagine receiving this as a prize!
However, Richard is in heaven now so I can't ask him why he thought this. Maybe the signature will help someone identify the artist and date it more precisely than pre-1950. The chest is in remarkably good condition for 70+ years of age. There are 3 pinpoint size impressions and some minor surface scratches - all commensurate with age and use but not significant. Sister will take close-ups from every angle.
I have owned this chest for many years but it is time to find a new caretaker. Your satisfaction is our priority. Please contact me if an item is damaged or wasn't adequately described and we will do everything in our power to make it right. On that note, please also read our description and check out the pictures - we try very hard to provide adequate details and post lots of picture.
The item "Antique 1940's Japanese Kodansu Chest, 950 Sterling Silver Japan Old Jewelry Box" is in sale since Saturday, March 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "treefarm2015" and is located in Greenacres, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Canada.