A fine Meiji period Japanese silver, shakudo and enamel tea canister, signed Masaharu, circa 1900
rectangular form with curved corners, each face applied with a rectangular shakudo panel decpiting pomegranite flowers, peach flowers, grapevines and berries, on a matted ground, the cover applied in each corner with a differing shakudo butterfly, the pull-off cover polychrome enamelled with a burtterfly, character mark signature to underside
12.6cm., 5in. high
470gr., 15oz. 2dwt.