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Sale Price: Sold   Stock #BN932

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Antique Japanese Silver & Enamel World's Fair Centerpiece Bowl
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Sale Price: Sold


One of the finest pieces we have owned – An antique Japanese silver and enamel centerpiece bowl with world’s fair provenance. Made by Miyanoti Katsu in Tokyo, ca 1904. Curved sides with interior fluting and scalloped rim. Foot has same. Sides exterior decorated with hanging bunches of wisteria and irises rising out of water with paddling ducks, and flying birds. Water has engraved whiplash-style currents. Other ornament is applied and heightened with enamel on matte ground. Restrained and suggestive. Double-walled.

On underside is engraved: Purchased by / William Rhinelander Stewart / from the / Japanese Exhibit / at the / St. Louis Exposition / June 20th 1904 / Made by / Miyanoti Katsu / of Tokyo. The buyer was a member of a distinguished New York family. Turtle hallmark and Japanese characters. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 8 7/8 x D 14 7/8 in. Weight: 138 troy ounces. #BN932