Help ID Hallmarks, Japanese?

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Chiro
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Help ID Hallmarks, Japanese?

Postby Chiro » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:19 pm

First post from newbie here. Hope someone can provide some info on this sake set that I just acquired today at an estate sale. Thank you!

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Re: Help ID Hallmarks, Japanese?

Postby oel » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:49 pm

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Hi, indeed Japanese and I believe it reads;
純銀 pure silver.
The other mark could be a maker's/retailers mark unknown to me.
Congratulations, nice looking sake set made out of pure silver.


Peter

Source; World Hallmarks Volme II Asia, Middle East, Africa

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Re: Help ID Hallmarks, Japanese?

Postby Chiro » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:00 am

Thank you Peter.

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Any idea of age?

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Re: Help ID Hallmarks, Japanese?

Postby oel » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:51 am

The sake set is made in the Heisei period 1989-present


One of the characteristics of silverware in Japan is that it is tarnished. This is the spirit of Wabisabi — the beauty found in things being naturally shifted .

Peter

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Re: Help ID Hallmarks, Japanese?

Postby RedMask » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:47 pm

宮本 - famous Miyamoto firm(Miyamoto-Shoko).
Look like 1970s - 80s.


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