Aesthetic, Art nouveau
Liberty & Co / Haselers
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.
Maker: SM, Liberty
Marks: S.M. Ly&Co, London, “b”, “F” import mark
Material: Sterling Silver
Size: 13.0 cm long
Weight: 1.7 oz, 38 grams