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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 52

    A Cloisonné Enamel Vase


    Price Realised  


    A Cloisonné Enamel Vase
    Meiji period (late 19th century)
    Faceted with six sides and designed in silver wire of various thickness and in colored enamels with ducks on a stream beneath a bridge and a bamboo fence, all among blossoming flowers, the foot decorated with standing irises and the shoulder covered in vines of blossoming wisteria, a formal band of flowers around the hexagonal mouth, areas along the banks of the stream highlighted with clusters of silver dots and the slats of the fence rendered in strips of silver; silver mounts
    9 7/8in. (25.1cm.) high

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    A vase of near identical design and size but signed Murase zo was sold Christie's, Zurich, The Avro Kirkorian Collection, 19 February, 2007, lot 191.

    For another pair of vases of similar design, see Oliver Impey and Malcolm Fairley, The Dragon King of the Sea, Japanese Decorative Art of the Meiji Period from the John R. Young Collection (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1991), no. 17.

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