This is a stunning spoon set of Iconic Landmarks depicted on the top of each silver spoon exquisitely detailed, with hand enameled and glazed porcelain cameo insets over sterling silver, (950), panels. Pieces of this type are extremely rare and collectible, particularly when detailed as this piece is representing fine artwork and fabrication. Each stamped, SILVER TOSHIKANE JAPAN”, on the back of each cameo, are in excellent vintage physical condition. Dimensions: 4-3/4”long.
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Toshikane was a Japanese company from Arita, Japan, that fabricated porcelain and silver jewelry, dating back to the early 1940’s. Each Toshikane design has a distinctly Japanese look and feel, incorporating iconic elements such as the Seven Lucky Gods, Noh masks, famous landmarks, and exotic bird and flower designs into their creations. Usually set in silver, (950), the porcelain pieces are intricately enameled in a variety of vibrant colors. Because they are no longer fabricated, Toshikane pieces are now a rare find and are highly collectible. This piece demonstrates the highest skill in ceramic art in Japan.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection