15 April 2016
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
Acquired from a Midwest collection formed in the 1920s.
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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.
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