By Ando Katsuaki, signed Nihon koku Kyoto ju Ando sei
Japan, Kyoto, Meiji period (1868-1912)
The lobed dish with a gilt rim is decorated with various differently shaped reserves showing famous scenic views in and around Kyoto and Lake Biwa. The details are worked in nunome-zogan with rich gold and silver, as well as inlaid silver dew droplets. Outside the circular reserve are minutely worked geometrical motifs in silver amongst clouds. The rim is decorated with leafy grape vines, the grapes inlaid with silver dew droplets. The backside with a circular foot rim and central gold signature inside a gold reserve – Nihon koku Kyoto ju ANDO sei [Made by Ando, resident of Kyoto, Japan].
DIAMETER 30 cm
WEIGHT 1,394 g
Condition: Very good condition with minimal wear to details, some small nicks and rust build-up to the back.
Provenance: British collection.
A related Komai style dish was recently sold in these rooms, Fine Japanese Art, 29 November 2019, Vienna, lot 16 (sold for 11,376 EUR).
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