Japanese pair of bronze panels with ikebana baskets Meiji period

Japanese pair of bronze panels with ikebana baskets Meiji period

Code: 10166

Dimensions:

W: 21cm (8.3")H: 28cm (11")

POA

Japanese pair of bronze panels decorated with ikebana basket arrangements of chrysanthemums, magnolias and pomegranate, mounted on wood frames with gold lacquer foliate scrolls, Meiji period (1868-1912).

Ikebana 生け花 is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It was first introduced around the 6th century by Buddhist priests as offerings to honour Buddha. In the 14th century it became fashionable with the aristocracy to display ikebana arrangements in their homes. The spiritual aspect is considered very important to its practitioners, even the Samurai before going into battle would perform this art and believed that this connection with nature would purify their minds.