Seki Takehiko (b. 1908) sterling silver sculpture of a Buddhist Pagoda with giltwash accents, five stories, an ornamental finial, and doors opening to reveal a Gandharan style Buddha in relief. Mounted to an acrylic base with green felt. Marked "SEKI" with character marks on lower left corner of reverse side. Signed with Japanese inscription and sealform to wooden plaque affixed on base. Engraved plate en verso of base "To Dr. R.W. Auten from his friends at Toagosei, Sanyo, Organo, Jacryl, and Tooil, -Silver". Housed in a wood box with glass panes. Sculpture: 14 3/4" H x 4 3/4" W x 5" D. With box and base: 21" H x 10 1/4" W x 11" D. Weight of silver pagoda - 63.185 troy ounces. Mid-20th Century.
Overall excellent condition with very light wear to box.