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A Japanese Export Silver Bamboo Pattern Flatware Service, Musashiya, Yokohama, Circa 1900

A Japanese Export Silver Bamboo Pattern Flatware Service, Musashiya, Yokohama, Circa 1900

A Japanese Export Silver Bamboo Pattern Flatware Service, Musashiya, Yokohama, Circa 1900

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A Japanese Export Silver Bamboo Pattern Flatware Service, Musashiya, Yokohama, Circa 1900


comprising:

5 dinner forks

5 lunch forks

6 fish forks

5 fish knives

5 dessert spoons

5 soup spoons

6 demitasse spoons

6 coffee spoons

2 sauce ladles

2 small serving spoons

1 pierced ladle

48 pieces


81 oz 10 dwt

2538 g

One dessert spoon with some shallow dents to bowl. Otherwise, in good condition with wear typical from use: light surface scratches, occasional bent fork tine, etc.


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Yokohama opened as a designated Japanese treaty port in 1859. Businessman Ozeki Yahei set up an export operation shortly afterwards and by 1880 was one of the best known exporters. He enlisted his son Ozeki Sadajiro to manage the Yokohama branch, and he opened a retail store called Musashiya, for which he commissioned some of Japan’s foremost artisan silversmiths to design items in the Western Japonisme taste.