Subject:Re: Help with two Japanese silver boxed items netsuke?
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Jul 07, 2019
Silver zodiac "netsuke" "Snake" "Monkey" resp.
The prototypes were made by the goldsmith Kashima Ikkoku ３rd gen., Important Intangible Cultural Property, Living Treasure
Inscription on boxes,
Until the ７th January, the 54th Year of Shōwa and from
the 8th January, the 1st Year of Heisei
Year of Snake
- From the 7th to the 8th of January 1989 was the day of era change From Shōwa to Heisei -
平成四年 - 4th Year of Heisei (1992)
申年 - Year of Monkey