"I'm still looking for help in identifying what this container is/was. Hope these pictures help. I tried to draw the information that is on the bottom of the container. Everything about this container is hand-made."
"Hi Jonathan, Welcome to our group. Japanese silver is very collectible and sometimes quite valuable. It is very difficult to identify Japanese markings though. Have you tried any searches for the name you see?
The .950 indicates the purity of the…"
"Would be very helpful if you could post a picture of the bottom.
Also, use the "image" button to post your pictures rather than links. It took me a time or two before I learned to do that and when you learn it, you won't…"
I need help identifying this. It is a 3" tall Japanese Container that says IKEDA-GUMI CO LTD 1947 on the side. On the bottom you will find four Japanese letters or words and the mark, "silver .950". The entire container appears to be hand made. A star within a cirlce is also on the side and a pearl is on top of the lid. Any help? This was passed down to me from my father. Jon.See More