Presenting an extremely rare piece of Japanese Meiji Period Solid Silver Basket EXQUISITE, EXCEPTIONAL, RARE & IMPORTANT !!!
This is definitely ... morePresenting an extremely rare piece of Japanese Meiji Period Solid Silver Basket EXQUISITE, EXCEPTIONAL, RARE & IMPORTANT !!!
This is definitely a Meiji Period piece due to the fact that it is marked with the sterling silver mark "jungin".
The Meiji period was from 1868 to 1912 and in 1928 a law was introduced in Japan compelling the use of decimal marks for silver.
This pre-dates that decimalization law.
I am of the opinion that it from circa 1900.
The Meiji period (明治時代 Meiji-jidai?), also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from October 23, 1868 through July 30, 1912. This period represents the first half of the Empire of Japan during which Japanese society moved from being an isolated feudal society to its modern form. Fundamental changes affected its social structure, internal politics, economy, military, and foreign relations. The period corresponded with the reign of Emperor Meiji after 1868, and lasted until his death in 1912. It was succeeded by the Taishō period upon the accession of Emperor Taishō to the throne.
Solid silver pieces from Japan are VERY RARE.....due to the fact that Japan does not possess a large quantity of silver deposits. Silver was mainly used during the Meiji period to highlight bronze or other pieces and used mainly as inlay for cloisonne work etc....due to its scarcity.
This basket is of the HIGHEST QUALITY imaginable !!!
The top of the basket has the MOST GORGEOUS repousse work of flowers.....probably lotus flowers....with leaves and foliage......it has an underlying chevron effect chasing.....reflecting parquetry.
The 2 handles are cast in the form of bamboo handles.
The rim of the top likewise is cast as bamboo.
The base is equally stunning in a different way !!! It is chased with a chevron effect....like parquetry flooring.....the four feet simulate pieces of sliced bamboo with an interlinking gallery of support columns, likewise, simulating bamboo. The QUALITY of WORKMANSHIP is OUTSTANDING !!!!
The pieces weighs exactly 525 grams.
This piece takes my breath away !!!
This is one for the SERIOUS COLLECTOR of Japanese silver ...... you will not find another for sale ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.....I know....I have searched !! less
- 9.6ʺW × 7.6ʺD × 7.25ʺH
- Early 20th Century
- Item Type
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Very Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, No Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- Excellent Excellent less
- Place of Origin
- Sterling Silver
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