samples (metalworking: shaping)

One part of a two-piece brass object. This part is a hollow octagonal shape when viewed from above (4 sides are shorter than the other 4, more like a square with the corners cut off) There are decorative cut outs on three of the larger sides and writing on the front. The inside is blackened. It looks like there may have been a top section at some point as the top edge looks unfinished, like the bottom edge.
The writing is Japanese and includes the place name "Hiyoshi-Cho, Kyobashi" ( in Tokyo). The designation of the town Hiyoshi-Cho existed only from 1869 to 1930 according to an online search. The maker or owner’s name is Suzuki. (Translated by Misa Tamura)

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