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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 159

    A BRONZE VASE

    EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BRONZE VASE
    EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
    Of globular form with loop handles, wide everted neck and short ring foot, the body decorated in relief with abstract swirls
    30.8cm. high


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    For similar examples see Joe Earle, Flower Bronzes of Japan, (London, 1995), pl.38, 39, 40. He discusses the dohyoshi shape and states that the design is the rendition of an iris plant in flower, the stream in which it grows being represented by a swirl of bronze.

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