Meiji Japanese Parcel Gilt Repousse Metal Plate Depicting Samurai
Our Meiji period charger in mixed metal features the partially gilded figures of a Samurai warrior wielding a naginata bladed weapon, and geisha or maiko playing the flute, adorn in typical attire including ashida geta footware, with scalloped border of alternating panels depictings stylized flowers, lattice and diaper motifs, all masterfully created using repousse and chasing techniques. Apparently unsigned. 9 1/2 inches across and is 3/4 inches high (24 by 1.9 cm).
( copper plate antique )