Japanese, Bronze Water Dripper, (Suitek), Meiji Period
This elegant little water dripper exiplifies the ethos of the Meiji veneration of Nature. The provencial style basket id over flowing with Flowers and leaves highlighted in gold gilt.
Water drippers or Suiteki, found broader use in Japanese Society in this period as more members of the community engaged in poetry and Sumi painting. 2 1/5" in length