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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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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
10” high x 9” diameter