All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #645064 (stock #340)
An Extremely Rare Silver and Gold Fan-Shape Water Dropper: Japan, Meiji Period, late 19th Century This opened fan-shape water dropper is a very rare piece made for Imperial use in general. It is in pure silver and gold high relief with a huge, old plum tree, blossoms, and 4 cranes flying and enjoying around plum tree. It's a hallmark (pure silver) on the reverse and an incised mountain and sea scenes on the rounded side. There are 2 holes for water; in and out...