London, South Kensington
5 June 2003
A pair of gold and lacquer shibayama-style vases
of flattened oval form, with inset panels depicting cranes before a meandering stream amongst bamboo, the reverse with oni carrying a massive bell, the other vase showing a warrior slaying an oni, all within lacquer bands smulating wood and panels of diaper and geometric patterns -- 9½in. (24cm.) high, (some losses to inlay).
See Illustration. (3)
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