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Meiji-Period Japanese Silver Censer
Meiji-Period Japanese Silver Censer
Meiji-Period Japanese Silver Censer
Meiji-Period Japanese Silver Censer
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Meiji-Period Japanese Silver Censer

  • This exquisite Meiji-period silver censer is a work of exquisite detail
  • Holding great spiritual import, this vessel was used to burn incense for ceremonies
  • The rare piece was crafted by renowned silversmith Masatoshi of Tokyo
  • It is one of the finest examples of Meiji silver on the market today
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$24,500
Item No. 30-4296

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Description
This stunning Meiji-period silver censer is a work of exquisite detail. Crafted by renowned silversmith Masatoshi of Tokyo, the censer, or incense burner, is raised on three masterfully formed claw feet, which extend upwards and culminate in three dragon faces that are cast on each side. In addition, the matted cover is adorned by Japanese lettering and beading, with an openwork finial surmounting the extraordinary form. Imbued with spiritual import, this impeccable censer is one. . .
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This stunning Meiji-period silver censer is a work of exquisite detail. Crafted by renowned silversmith Masatoshi of Tokyo, the censer, or incense burner, is raised on three masterfully formed claw feet, which extend upwards and culminate in three dragon faces that are cast on each side. In addition, the matted cover is adorned by Japanese lettering and beading, with an openwork finial surmounting the extraordinary form. Imbued with spiritual import, this impeccable censer is one of the finest examples of Meiji silver on the market today.

During Japan’s Meiji period (1868-1912), an incredibly diverse range of high quality metal arts was produced. During the latter half of the 19th century, and particularly after the prohibition of the wearing of swords in 1873, the boundaries inhibiting this most traditional Japanese craft and its artists were lifted. Instead of fashioning swords and sword fittings for the aristocracy of Japan, artisans were encouraged to produce decorative arts. Sculpture gained a renewed recognition among the Japanese arts, while maintaining its exceptionally high quality, resulting in remarkable silver works such as this exceptional censer.

Engraved on base with artist's signature

Circa 1900

10” high x 9” diameter
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Meiji-Period Japanese Silver Censer
Maker: Masatoshi
Period: 20th Century
Origin: Asia
Type: Others
Style: Art Nouveau
Diameter: 9.0 in. 
Depth: 9.0 in. (22.86 cm)
Width: 9.0 in. (22.86 cm)
Height: 10.0 in. (25.4 cm)
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