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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 92

    A cloisonné enamel vase

    MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED KYOTO NAMIKAWA (WORKSHOP OF NAMIKAWA YASUYUKI; 1845-1927)

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    A cloisonné enamel vase
    Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Kyoto Namikawa (Workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki; 1845-1927)
    The slender double gourd jar decorated in polychrome enamels and silver wires with two five-claw dragons with flame on a deep purple ground, the neck and foot designed with floret patterns, signature on a silver tablet mounted on base; silver rims
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) high


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    For a similar work in the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum Collection, see Murata Masayuki, ed., Kyoto Cloisonné: The Works of Namikawa Yasuyuki (Kyoto: Tankosha, 2008), no. 62.

    Provenance

    Acquired from a Midwest collection formed in the 1920s.