A large and impressive Imperial presentation silver bowl
By Hirata Shigemitsu VII, circa 1906
The large bowl of double-walled construction, set on a splayed foot and finished with a barbed rim finished in a rolled lip, the exterior wall hammered up with bold designs of large paulownia leafs around the body below vines and blossoms around the neck and punctuated by three sixteen-petal chrysanthemums, the crest of the Imperial Household, the foot decorated with chrysanthemum leaves, signed on the underside Shigemitsu with the artist's kao and stamped jungin
With an accompanying letter from the Imperial Household written to the Komura family
11 7/8in (30cm) high; 15 3/4in (40cm) diameter
- Please note that this bowl was presented to Viscount Komura directly from the Meiji Emperor and not the Taisho Emperor as stated in the catalog entry.