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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ VASES
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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ VASES

THE NAMIKAWA STUDIO, MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY)

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ VASES
THE NAMIKAWA STUDIO, MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY)
The pear-shaped bottles with tapering short necks, worked in silver wire, dark blue and yellow enamels each with a stylised sixteen-petal chrysanthemum, silver and gilt mounts, wood stands and fitted wood box
8cm. high
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Inscribed on the box Meiji sanjunana nen nigatsu juninichi [The twelveth day of February in the 37th year of the Meiji era (1904)], Kogo Heika yori gohairyo [a present from the Empress]. It would seem that the vases were presented as a gift from Empress Sho Ken Ko Tai Go.
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