Good Shreve & Co. Sterling Silver-Mounted Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Dish
Sold for $1,000
ca. 1900, Satsuma, Japan and San Francisco, California, the porcelain delicately decorated with a mille fleurs design in pinks, yellows, whites and greens, with extensive gilt detail throughout, the reverse with Satsuma mark in red, and four-character studio mark in green, mounted in a silver everted and shaped rim decorated with embossed lily pads, monogrammed (on the underside rim) "GMK".
Provenance: Estate of Louis Tenenbaum, Houston, Texas.
Notes: A Satsuma dish in a similar Shreve mount is conserved at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2004.1274; also, a Satsuma bowl with similar floral decoration and mounted by Shreve as a goblet is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012.485.
**In quite good condition with no issues noted beyond some light wear to the silver detail consistent with age. No chips, cracks or losses to the porcelain. No damage or repair to the silver mount; deep oxidation in the recesses. The silver marked (on the underside inner rim) "Shreve & Co. Sterling 9806"; the porcelain marked on the underside with red Shimazu mon and green Japanese characters.