Archibald Knox, Liberty & Co / Haselers
Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
A wonderful set of six large Japanese meiji period silver and enamel buttons using the Ginbari technique (similar to cloisonne). All are in excellent original condition, with five of the six marked to the back with what I believe reads “pure silver”, but may be a maker’s mark.
Each button depicts a pink flower. against a blue sky background. There is no box.
Date: c. 1900
Marks: Japanese mark believed to translate as “Pure silver”
Material: Sterling silver (or better), enamel
Size: 3.0 cm diameter
Weight: Each button 9 grams, 0.3 oz