Formed as a pail with pivoting handle. Tapered with thickened rim above a raised band. The body embossed and hand chisel detailed in four floral panels each with central lotus (?). The field in ordered tendrils forming hearts and other shaped. The entire field in and out of the panels, hand chiseled in minute detail. The bottom with a silver mark (hallmark). 4 1/4" height. With exceptional detail, the motif strongly suggesting a Buddhist origin and probably ritual function.