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Japanese Meiji / Taisho Silver Salt Shaker + Cruet
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East Asia, Japan, Meiji to Taisho period, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. An adorable pairing of a sterling silver abacus shaker and tub-shaped cruet with a spoon. This petite abacus is a miniature version of the counting tool with beads that move upon thin bars to indicate digits. This abacus has small door that slides open at the back for filling with salt or pepper. Two top corners of the frame have perforations for the flakes to sift through. The other item is a silver cruet basket shaped like a wooden tub or barrel that rests on four feet. The top has two rounded openings for inserting a removable glass bowl and a tubular shaker with small perforations on the top. A dainty spoon with a rounded finial completes the set. The abacus and cruet are stamped with "Sterling" on their bases. Size of abacus: 2" L x .5" W x .75" H (5.1 cm x 1.3 cm x 1.9 cm); cruet: 1.75" L x 1.25" W x 1.375" H (4.4 cm x 3.2 cm x 3.5 cm); quality of silver: 92% to 97%; weight of both: 71.8 grams

Provenance: ex-Stein collection, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA, acquired prior to 2010

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Condition
Glass bowl is cracked with nicks around rim. Lid on shaker is not removable. Nice patina. Abacus beads move and compartment door slides open. Nice patina and age commensurate with age and use.
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Japanese Meiji / Taisho Silver Salt Shaker + Cruet

Estimate $400 - $600
May 06, 2021
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0013: Japanese Meiji / Taisho Silver Salt Shaker + Cruet

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Est. $400 - $600Starting Price $200
Art of Asia | Antiquity to Present
May 06, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0013 Details

Description
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East Asia, Japan, Meiji to Taisho period, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. An adorable pairing of a sterling silver abacus shaker and tub-shaped cruet with a spoon. This petite abacus is a miniature version of the counting tool with beads that move upon thin bars to indicate digits. This abacus has small door that slides open at the back for filling with salt or pepper. Two top corners of the frame have perforations for the flakes to sift through. The other item is a silver cruet basket shaped like a wooden tub or barrel that rests on four feet. The top has two rounded openings for inserting a removable glass bowl and a tubular shaker with small perforations on the top. A dainty spoon with a rounded finial completes the set. The abacus and cruet are stamped with "Sterling" on their bases. Size of abacus: 2" L x .5" W x .75" H (5.1 cm x 1.3 cm x 1.9 cm); cruet: 1.75" L x 1.25" W x 1.375" H (4.4 cm x 3.2 cm x 3.5 cm); quality of silver: 92% to 97%; weight of both: 71.8 grams

Provenance: ex-Stein collection, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA, acquired prior to 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#163987
Condition
...
Glass bowl is cracked with nicks around rim. Lid on shaker is not removable. Nice patina. Abacus beads move and compartment door slides open. Nice patina and age commensurate with age and use.

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