A large Meiji period brass and cloisonné enamel casket
Japanese, Late 19th Century
Height 20cm, width 35.5cm, depth 22cm
This beautiful piece is a Japanese casket cast in brass, and features a series of vibrant, elegantly crafted cloisonné enamel panels. Dating to the Meiji period, an era in which Japan experienced wide-sweeping political and economic changes, with profound cultural ramifications, this piece demonstrates the high quality of craftsmanship from that time. With bright blue enamel panels, decorated with floral and woodland motifs, interspersed with birdlife, it makes for a wonderful display and storage piece, from a rich period of Japan’s artistic history.