London, South Kensington
19 April 2001
A pair of Japanese cloisonne vases
Early 20th Century, impressed marks to bases
of tapering triangular shape with everted rims, each with three panels decorated in the art nouveau style in various coloured enamels with chrysanthemum sprays and foliage, on a light blue ginbari ground, one in purple and green interior the other the reverse -- 4 5/8in. (11.7cm.) high; a cloisonne tall tapering bottle vase, decorated with cornflowers and foliage, on a purple ginbari ground with a flowing stream -- 14 3/8in. (36.5cm.) high; and two further small ovoid shaped cloisonne vases -- 2½in. (6.3cm.) max. high, (bruises and restoration).
See Illustration for three. (5)
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