Featured Sterling Japanese lady w/ parasol shaped spoon - need help with mark please.

Discussion in 'Silver' started by bercrystal, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    This is the last of the sterling pieces I could not ID.

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    Thanks for any & all advice or opinions!!! :kiss::kiss::kiss:
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    My opinion? Gorgeous!!
  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I second that.:happy:
    Amazing balancing act on top of that samisen (string instrument).;)
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    With the sterling mark in a typically older font than is used by modern makers (and in English instead of Japanese characters, besides) I have to think this falls in the category of "souvenir" spoons that @DragonflyWink knows so much about.

    I could be wrong, but I'm sure she'll want to see it!
  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    PRETTY as all get-out!!!!!!!!!:hungry::hungry::hungry::hungry::):):)
  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I do like that one. If I collected spoons I think I'd want it.
  7. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    That's the Japanese geisha with umbrella (wagasa) spoon, fairly common with a number of variants, but still a desirable souvenir spoon. They were produced from the early 20th century until at least the mid 20th century (post WWII), and as Bakersgma suggests, this is an older one. Can post an old catalog page once I dig it out of my files...

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  8. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Indeed, have had one in my collection for many years, I like Japanese spoons.

  9. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    From a 1912 Japanese mail-order catalog:


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  10. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Thank you to everyone for the advice & the compliments!! :happy::happy::happy:

    When I was researching this piece I did see plenty of different examples of this spoon, but did not find any with this particular mark. I guess I'll put NIKKo in the title & see what happens.

    @DragonflyWink - Cheryl if you are still around, would you please take a look at the thread I put up last week. There was 1 spoon that was still up for debate. Thanks!! :happy::happy:
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  11. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Sorry - should have said that it's a souvenir of Nikko, I have a Japanese souvenir spoon from the same era, stamped "TOKIO" on the back of the stem...

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  12. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I thought that was the maker & had no idea that it was a name of a city in Japan. :shame::facepalm::bag::bag::bag: :hilarious::hilarious:
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