WWII Japanese Cased Fighter Plane Donation Bowl
A cased commemorative bowl from 1932 that was made in celebration of a Nakajima Type 91 that was built as a result of donations from the people of Kyoto. The piece is a raised pierced bowl with a Japanese army star in relief in the center. The outer edges are decorated in scrolling foliage and it sits on a wide base. The top bowl measures 6 1/2 inches in diameter and stands 3 1/4 inches tall. It is made of a silver-tone metal. The overall condition is excellent, with some patina and light signs of age. It is contained within its original case. The case shows relatively light signs of age and wear on the outside. The lid depicts an airplane and on it AIKOKU 38 KYOTO (Patriotic # 38 Kyoto) and SHOWA 7 NEN 6 GATSU (June, 1932). Between the two anti-aircraft guns it reads SHUKU (Celebration). Enclosed within the case is a printed leaflet which states, essentially, “Thank you for buying from us. Other related items for sale include Watches, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry, and Silver Products. …. Large or small, we kindly request that you place your orders with us.”.