A single Japanese silver and enamel butterfly spoon

For sale is this lovely Meiji period Japanese silver and enamel coffee sized spoon.  The spoon bowl decorated with enamel leaves flowers (anemones I think) and the stem with two applied and enamelled butterflies.

The spoon is marked but I have not been able to identify the maker – see images. It carries all the characteristics of the renowned Japanese maker Sanju Saku and the maker may be a retailers mark.  The spoon is in excellent original condition.

Sanju Saku was one of Japan’s leading silversmiths, based in Yokahama, making and retailing silver with enamels to this style c 1880-1920.

Price: Sold

Maker: Unknown

Designer: Unknown

Date: Meiji c 1900

Marks: See images

Material: Sterling Silver, enamel

Condition: Excellent

Size: 12.0 cm long

Weight: 0.5 oz, 15 grams

SKU: A1429-1 Category:

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Aesthetic, Art nouveau