Japanese Sterling Silver Octagonal Bamboo Compote K. Uyeda Meiji
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Japanese Sterling Silver Octagonal Bamboo Compote K. Uyeda Meiji :
FINEST JAPANESE STERLING SILVER OCTAGONAL SHAPE BAMBOO COMPOTE; FROM RETAILER K. UYEDA; WEIGHS 24 OUNCES; EXCELLENT
We are quite pleased to offer this late Meiji sterling silver hand carved bamboo compote.
Signed in Japanese characters by the maker. Stamped to base for K. Uyeda the highly regarded Japanese retailer.
Meiji period Japanese silver was the finest the world has ever known. Much was crafted by former Samurai. Imperial decree had outlawed their warrior culture. Forcing the Samurai to channel centuries old sword making skills into breathtaking presentation and household silver.
The Meiji silver artisans were so highly regarded that Tiffany, Gorham and the leading British firms sent their staff to Japan to "learn" (steal) the secrets of the Samurai.
The Japanese sterling silver hand decorated compote in raised octagonal or eight panel form.
Adorned with rich hand carved streaming bamboo displays, cascading downward from the rims.
Banded centre stem to thick well cast stepped circular base.
This fine Japanese sterling silver octagonal bamboo compote is 8 inches across and 6 1/2 inches tall and 24 (standard) ounces.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Stands even on table or display. The hand carved bamboo retain their original detail.
For the discerning collector of the finest Japanese silver. A late Meiji sterling silver streaming bamboo octagonal compote. Perfect condition. From K Uyeda.
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From our personal collection, a fine mid 19th century coin silver basket by Edward & John Moore is illustrated in the cover article in May/June 2008 Silver Magazine.
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