A Japanese gold lacquer, silver, cloisonnè enamel, and inlaid shibayama large koro with polylobed reserves scenes.
Lacquered with gold particles, like the pear skin densely spotted with grains (koi-nashiji). Phoenixes in gold bas-relief (usunuki-takamakie), they are applied in gold leaf (kirigane). Gold (nashiji) inside.
Silver laminas to limit the two reserves, poly-lobed bands on the base and on the neck in silver filigree with floral decoration entirely enameled in small fire. Top handle depicting Amaterasu, the goddess of the Sun, filigree, inlaid and enameled. Two silver phoenixes finely engraved.
Two rich panels on a gold ground (kinji) with an inlay miniaturization with tortoise shell, coral and mother of pearl depicting the Sakura, the blooming of the cherry tree with children and Geisha carrying a cricket cage. The other panel shows a naturalistic scene with an hawk on the pedestal surrounding by a basket flower and a chrysanthemum vase.
Masayoshi or Masahisa signature on a rectangular silver tablet under the koro base.
Original wooden base.
Meiji period 19th century
Sizes: 41 cm. including the base – koro sizes 30,5 x 22 cm.
Condition report: Very good condition