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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    A Bronze Vase

    SHOWA PERIOD (MID-20TH CENTURY), SIGNED ON BASE YOSHIO [NAKAJIMA YOSHIO, KNOWN AS YASUMI II (1906-1988)]

    Price Realised  

    A Bronze Vase
    Showa period (mid-20th century), signed on base Yoshio [Nakajima Yoshio, known as Yasumi II (1906-1988)]
    With six faceted sides and tapered midsection, finished with a reddish-brown patina
    8½in. (21.7cm.) high


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    Three generations of the Yasumi family were metal artists working in Osaka. All three worked in richly colored purple-red bronze (seido). Ysumi II exhibited widely, beginning with the Shin-Bunten and Hoshukuten exhibitions before World War II and the Nitten exhibitions afterward.