Home Tableware & Barware | Vintage Janiyé Miyé Matsukat Modernist Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup With Leaf UX40874
Modernist sterling silver mint julep cup designed at the Boston Atelier Janiyé by Miyé Matsukata.
This hammered finished mint julep cup has a sterling silver applied leaf design on the front. It is signed on the bottom Janiyé Handwrought Sterling.
Biography from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Miye Matsukata (Tokyo, Japan 1922-Boston, MA 1981) American
Miyé Matsukata was born into a prominent Japanese family interested in Western traditions. Her grandfather was prime minister of Japan, and her uncle founded the Matsukata Collection of Western Art, which introduced European impressionism to Asia. From 1940 to 1944, a difficult time for Japanese people in America, Miyé blossomed at Principia College in Illinois. In 1950 she went to Scandinavia on a scholarship, where, she later admitted, she “tried to capture the Viking spirit” in her work.
3ʺW × 3ʺD × 4.5ʺH
Mid 20th Century
Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
Wear consistent with age and use.Tarnish and light scratches.Inside at bottom some pitting tiny spots.Wear consistent with age and use.Tarnish and light scratches.Inside at bottom some pitting tiny spots. less