As part of Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this large and high quality Japanese silver panel from the opulent Meiji period 1868-1912, the intricate silver lobed dish rests upon three pierced silver feet , the twelve silver lobes are formed from incredibly fine detailed silver wire, six of which are further enamelled in stunning and minute detail, the six larger panels each house a Gold lacquer and Shibayama detailed tablet , each individually decorated with exotic birds, butterflies and fauna carved from a variety of semi precious shells and stones, the stand out feature has to be the large central Gold lacquer panel depicting an Ikebana basket upon stand containing a floral display of the most sensational quality , to the side of this display stands a water pot below birds in flight , a truly breath taking panel, the reverse of the lacquer panels are also decorated in a gold lacquer Nashi ground and the panel has been signed in a mother of pearl tablet by the highly regarded Shibayama artist Masaaki , clearly this intricate piece would have been a collaboration between a silversmith , lacquerer and the dominant Shibayama artist , hence his signature.
Condition report: The condition of such a large mixed media panel is exceptional , there is a tiny loss to the bird at 10 o’clock and two or three tiny marks to the edge of the central lacquer panel, the worst a 1cm line at 7 o’clock , overall a simply stunning example , suitable for you cabinet or wall hung .
Diameter : 14.75″ 37 cm
Height: 1.75″ 4.5 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item.
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