A PAIR OF SILVER PRESENTATION VASES
A PAIR OF SILVER PRESENTATION VASES
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MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), ATTRIBUTED TO KANO NATSUO (1828-1898)

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A PAIR OF SILVER PRESENTATION VASES
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), ATTRIBUTED TO KANO NATSUO (1828-1898)
Each vase of tapering ovoid form with high chamfered shoulder and flared neck, finely carved and inlaid in gold and silver with a heron in a lotus pond, applied with gold sixteen-petal chrysanthemum crest of the Imperial Household on the neck
13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high each approx.
With a wood box authenticated and signed by Ito Masami.

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Takaaki Murakami(村上高明)
Takaaki Murakami(村上高明) Vice President, Specialist and Head of Department | Korean Art

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The premier metalworker of his day, Natsuo was also a painter and calligrapher and a student of classical poetry. He began as an adopted apprentice to the swordsmith Kano Chisuke, eventually setting up his own premises in Kyoto in 1846. He moved his business to Tokyo in 1854, where he enjoyed increasing success and acclaim, winning the top prizes for metalwork in National Industrial Expositions. Joining the Tokyo School of Art in 1889 as the first professor of metalwork, Natsuo and his many students were proponents of sculptural metalwork, the wearing of swords having been revoked in 1876. Natsuo was appointed Artist to the Imperial Household (Teishitsu gigeiin) in 1890.

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