The design is very much in the Chinese taste. The quality of the casting is fine and there is a good level of detail. The surface is further embellished by intricate silver wire inlay, highlighting the feathers of the birds and swirls in the clouds. The rim edges similarly have a hooped or'fish scale' pattern, whilst the sides display a beautiful geometric leaf design, all as shown. These usubata are unusually ornate.
They date to the mid-late 19th Century (Meiji Era), c. It is likely they were made specifically either for a high-ranking client or for an international exhibition. They are large and imposing, each measuring 32.5cms wide x 12.5cms high.
The total weight is over 12kg! These items, highly decorative as they are, would make magnificent candle stands / centrepieces for a large dining table, or, in the same role, flanking a dressing or console table. Stand-out, high-end examples of antique Japanese artwork in bronze.
In good overall very goodcondition. The upper surfaces have been cleaned and polished over the years, but the level of details is still rather good and crisp, as shown.There are are a few minor dings and knocks to the rims, as well as some casting imperfections to the edges, but nothing too unsightly. All items are packed with care, to a high standard and sent via tracked and signed for courier. Arrived on time and as described. If I could leave a million stars, I would. SUPERB: accurately described, well packed and sent quickly - highly recommended! IF THERE WAS A SCORE HIGHER THAN 5 STARS THIS EBAYER WOULD DESERVE IT A++++. Superb communication, very honest and helpful. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese". The seller is "the_thought_fox" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.