Japanese inlaid bronze dish decorated in gold, silver, shakudo and copper taka-zogan and hira-zogan with egrets and birds among bamboo, wisteria and cherry blossom branches, the rim with geometric design and roundels depicting a dragon, a phoenix, a kirin, birds and butterflies signed with chiselled characters Inoue zo 井上造 (made by Inoue of Kyoto), Meiji period 1868-1912.
For other metalwork of the Inoue Company see: 'Meiji no Takara 明治の宝 Treasures of Imperial Japan, D. Khalili Collection', Metalwork part II, no. 87.
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