Japan, Kaga fantasy Hanafuri silver, ND.
Stamped silver sheet, original 1600-1750, struck at a later period.
58mm x 46mm.
- upside-down character “福”
- upside-down character "壽"
- 4 x chrysanthemum on the four corners.
- 2 x right-facing fox or squirrel.
Overall, a very interesting fantasy piece with ages, ex-private collection.
Fantasy issues as such produced for foreigners after the opening of Japan in 1859 to help circumvent the outflow of gold.
See images for a better impression.
- Kaga silver Fantasy Hanafuri (square - shaped sheets)
- Year/Period and Variation
- nd, ca. late-19th Century
- Precious metal