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. It is in perfect conditi ...click for details