This is a sterling silver (.950) perfume bottle, created in Japan. The bottle is hexagonal (six-sided) with fine abstract etched leaves on each side. The lid is a graceful abstract of flower petals.
In Japanese design, the hexagon is derived from the pattern of shapes on a tortoise shell and represents longevity. Kikkō hanabishi, a textile pattern where a flower is placed in the center of each hexagon, is seen as particularly auspicious. This artisan perfume bottle presents that same pattern – a flower at the center of a hexagon – when viewed from the top.
This tiny flask measures 47mm tall and 20mm wide from point to point. It weighs 12.6 grams overall. Our fine collectibles are polished by hand; No solvents or corrosive dips are used.
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47 mm top to bottom, 20 mm across