Silver bowl with gilt-enamel flowers. Made in Japan, ca. 1880. Curved sides, tapering foot, and flat gilt rim. Gilt and polychrome enamel flowers applied to exterior, including chrysanthemums, wisteria, and irises. A profusion of blossoms evocative of a secret overgrown garden. A special piece. Japanese marks.
Dimensions: Height: 5 ¼ in. Diameter: 9 ½ in. Weight: 26.6 troy ounces. BH078