Meiji Japanese Parcel Gilt Repousse Metal Plate Depicting Samurai
Our Meiji period charger in mixed metal features the partially gilded figures of the warrior monk, Benkei, with naginata bladed weapon, dueling with Ushiwaka on the Gojo Bridge, from the Chronicles of Yoshitsune by Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). It has a 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 )