c1880 Japanese Meiji Silver n Gold Sparrow Snuff Box


A beautiful finely made c1880 Japanese Meiji period repoussé Silver Snuff Box, decorated with an applied gold flying sparrow, as seen from above.
The silver box has an asymmetrical, slightly oval shape, with a separate lid that slides over to form a good seal. The top of the lid is decorated with a repoussé image of a sparrow flying over a wheatfield. The sparrow and the 2 wheatsheaves and highlighted in applied gold. There are no hallmarks or maker’s marks, but the silver has been tested. Condition is extremely good, with very minor wear.
Size: 5 x 3 x 2.25 cm (2 x 1 ¼ x 7/8 inches)
Weight: 18 g