Pullman Gallery

Japanese silver Orchid shaker, 1910

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 5965

A very unusual and intricate early 20th century Japanese silver cocktail shaker from the late Meiji period, the main body and shoulders in a classic hammered martelé finish, profusely overlaid with an ornate repoussé orchid motif, with integral strainer and plain cap and bearing maker’s marks to the base.

Japanese, circa 1910.

Height: 9 inches (23 cm).

The Meiji era is a period of Japanese history that dates between 1868 and 1912. In ancient Japanese culture, orchids were treasured by the royalty, and were considered to be symbols of prosperity and good fortune.

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