As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this large scale but high quality mixed metal work Meiji period vase , signed by Yukiaki on behalf of the Nogawa Company , the body of this exquisite baluster shaped vase is formed from a heavy quality caramel coloured Bronze onlaid in fantastic detail and in a multitude of mixed metals including Gold , Silver, Shakudo and Shibuichi , the main body decorated with charming and typically Japanese sprays of Iris amidst reeds , the wonderful pierced and shaped Gold lined base finely onlaid with Stylised mixed metal Butterflies upon scrolling Gold wires , two further Gold bands around the neck have been decorated between with high quality mixed metal Bats amidst stylised scrolls, finally the rim of the vase carries a geometric Shakudo chain between Gold bands , a stunning decorative piece of mixed metal work from one of my favourite factories of the Meiji period , having handled dozens of pieces of work from this company of varying sizes , qualities and price levels, I consider that the sheer scale of this vase and the other example linked below to be extraordinary , and both by the same artist, I conclude that they are highly likely to have been commissioned for one of the later Meiji period Expositions , this vase certainly falls into an exhibition category given its scale and quality , artist signed Yukiaki to the underside and accompanied by a gilt Nogawa seal.
Previously supplied by ourselves.
Condition report :
The vase is in absolutely stunning condition throughout .
Approximate sizes :
Height: 22.5″ 57 cm
Width: 10″ 25 cm
Depth: 10″ 25 cm
Weight : 12.1kg 12,100gms
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item