Japanese Cloisonne Fruit Basket Inaba Meiji RARE

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 02, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

We are quite pleased to offer this late 19th century Japanese cloisonne fruit basket.

An extremely rare form in Meiji cloisonne.

Signed with the Inaba "baseball" trademark.

Circular form gently rising to rim.

Beautifully enameled fire lotus in an array of colors. Set amidst scrolling vine. Deep sky blue background. The design taken from centuries old Ming Chinese cloisonne.

Thick well cast twin wrapped vine overhead handle. Centre with additional entwined wrapping. Rising from the original screw and bolt. The underside with designs as well and the Inaba trademark.

This fine Inaba Japanese cloisonne basket is 8 1/2 inches and 6 inches tall. Heavy weight.

Excellent condition. The enamels remain vibrant in color. Retains the original bound wrapping to handle.

Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax.

We have over 8200 feed backs. And, are quite proud of our Top Seller designation.

We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.

From our personal collection, a fine mid 19th century coin silver basket by Edward & John Moore is illustrated

Enjoy....and good fortune in your bidding.

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