A large Japanese silver peony flower caddy spoon

An early Japanese Liberty marked silver aesthetic Japanese spoon with peony flower bowl and leaf stem. With lovely detail to both the bowl and terminal, the bowl highlighted with gilding.

It is also marked S.M., whose mark typically appears on Liberty & Co’s silver in the 1893-1899 period.  The S.M mark has been documented by Adrien von Ferscht, an expert on Chinese Export Silver, as originating from a little known Canton firm working in Yokahama, Japan, Sadajiro Musashiya.  The firm’s founder and silversmith being Ozeki Sadajiro mark.  The spoon is in excellent original condition.

Price: Sold

Maker: SM, Liberty

Designer: Unknown

Date: 1897

Marks: S.M.  Ly&Co, London, “b”, “F” import mark

Condition: Excellent

Material: Sterling Silver

Size: 13.0 cm long

Weight: 1.7 oz, 38 grams


SKU: A1333 Category:

Additional information


Aesthetic, Art nouveau


Liberty & Co / Haselers