15 September 1999
A Pair of Earthenware Vases
Meiji Period (Late 19th Century), Black Enamel Mark Nishida Zo
Each painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with numerous butterflies among chrysanthemums on a ground of gilt clouds, the shoulder decorated with gilded clouds containing frolicking Chinese boys, the neck with two gilt crests containing a pair of stylized bats on a band of extended floral lappets and the foot with a band of florets
15.3/8in. (39.2cm.) high (2)
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Yabe Yoshiaki, ed., Satsuma no kinrande zuroku (Catalogue of gilded enameled Satsuma) (Fukuoka: Ohmuta Gahden Hoteru Bijutsukan, 1993), pl. 26.
Sold, Christie's, London, 20 November, 1990, lot 870.
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