A Japanese silver and gilt bronze basket, Meiji period, 1868-1912 rectangular with rounded corners, inset to the centre with a oiran, a high-ranking courtesan and her attendants, her obi engraved with a crane, with a young boy to her right, her female attendant carrying a box embellished with a tasselled cord, her third attendant carrying a parasol, surrounded by a simulated rattan border, finely woven in gozame-ami, signed, 25cm long
Sold for R 5 500 Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 6 449
Minor discoloration to the area near the attendant's face measuring approximately 3.2cm long.
There is a strand of wire that is loose to the reverse of the dish
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