DIMENSIONS: Portrait measures 7 X 9 1/2 inches with the frame being 15 X 17 1/2 inches.
COMPONENTS: Portrait and frame
CONDITION: At the top of the frame, above the Emperor's portrait, is a 16 petal Imperial Kiku (Chrysanthemum) in gold gilt. The writing on the back says:  Meiji Tenno Songe (Emperor Meiji)Meiji Jingu (Shrine) Nice shape for the age, the silver is toned and could be cleaned if desired.
priceInfo: 6/24/16
ITEM ID: 3679

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Japanese Silver Repousse Portrait of Emperor Meiji

Decade: 1900s
Notes: c1900
Name: Unno Bisei
Type: Artist
Artists Dates: 1864-1919
Artist Information: Bisei was a renowned silver artisan who held the title of Imperial Household Artist. Bisei exhibited at the Exposition Universelle (Paris World Exposition of 1890) and contributed to the standard work of Western silversmiths, H. Wilson, Silversmith & Jeweler, Pitman, 1902, London.