Vintage K Uyeda Japanese 950 Solid Sterling Silver Tea Set Tray Serving Platter. This platter weighs 2,573 grams of solid sterling silver, thats 5.66 lbs. There are a few scrapes and one ding that I can find, but it is generally in very good shape and has polished up pretty nicely.
Its a good example of Japanese silver smithing. I cant tell the year of this piece, but Im guessing 1930s to 50s.Uyeda (Kichigoro Uyeda) are likely to be the oldest established Japanese silversmiths still in business. Founded in 1884 as a souvenir store for foreign turists, it is still in business today. In 1923, Uyeda store has been opened in recently built Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by the famous american architect Frank Lloyd Wright. There were many famous people among Uyeda's customers: american baseball players Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, actress Marilyn Monroe, diplomat Henry Kissinger and his wife, professor and american diplomat Edwin Reischauer and his wife.
After the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923, Uyeda store has been moved to the Yarakucho neighborhood, located near the Ginza district. Both the first and the second floor of the building were designed in a compromise between East and West style. See my store for many more vintage and NOS items. The item "Vintage K Uyeda Japanese. 950 Solid Sterling Silver Tea Set Tray Serving Platter" is in sale since Monday, August 5, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "scottydoknow" and is located in Clovis, California.
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