Object Description

As part of our Japanese Works of art collection we are delighted to offer this large high quality Bronze vase from the late 19th century Meiji period (1868 – 1912) circa 1890, the artist has captured a pair of high quality Silver and Shakudo Manchurian Cranes in flight above an exquisite floral display, the native flora picked out in fine quality on laid detail with the use of many mixed alloys including Gold, Silver, Shakudo and Shibuichi to name a few, the decoration continues in similar vein to the reverse of the vase this time the lone Manchurian Crane is about to land amongst further mixed metal flora, this heavy Bronze vase is further decorated to the shoulder in exquisite detail, the front depicts a stylised Ho-Ho bird (phoenix), to the rear a mixed metal leaf design picked out in Gold and Shakudo, the artist Ikeda Yoshihisa has signed the vase to one side with an incised signature above a Gold seal.

Condition report:

The vase is in superb undamaged condition with minimal age related wear.

Approximate Sizes :

Height: 11.75″ 30 cm

Diameter: 6.75″ 17.5 cm

Weight : A hefty 3158 GMS

Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item.

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Object Literature

Yoshihisa is most likely the metalworker recorded in Wakayama Takeshi, Kinko jiten (Dictionary of Metalworkers), Tokyo, Token Shunju Shinbunsha , 1999, p.228. His family name was Ikeda and he lived in Ueno, Tokyo during the Meiji era (1868-1912).

Object Condition

The vase is in superb undamaged condition with minimal age related wear.

Object Classification

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