Here is a remarkable and rare silver bowl with cover, its finial
a fully- carved iris. The bowl itself is executed with many iris, buds and leaves
boldly rendered in high relief emerging from a stylized pond, its
leaves turned and overlapping in a naturalistic manner. This bowl is a
example of the unique mix of baroque and quiet nature-inspired design,
a theme used in all Japanese media, captivating the avid collectors of the
arts of the Meiji Period and continuing to fascinate western collectors
today. The interiors for the bowl and lid are double-walled,
of fine Japanese silver.
This piece is in excellent condition.
Height: 6", diameter: 6.75"
Late Meiji Period, Japan