A group of three possibly Namikawa Japanese cloisonne enameled metal vases
Lot 2239
Three cloisonne enamel vases By the workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927), late 19th century
Sold for US$ 50,000 inc. premium
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Lot Details
Cloisonne and metalwork
Three cloisonne enamel vases
By the workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927), late 19th century
Each signed Kyoto Namikawa, the first of squat, rounded shape surmounted by tall slightly flared neck entwined with stems of trailing purple wisteria blossoms on a tan ground; the second of slender ovoid shape decorated with multicolored petal-like reserves scattered with butterflies and floral roundels on a foliate-patterned ground, each with silver edge bands and signed silver tablet; the third of tapering ovoid form with a flared foot encircled by a patterned band issuing delicate blossoms on a charcoal ground, with silver edge bands and base centered by an impressed seal mark
6 3/4in (17.3cm); 6 1/4in (15.8cm); 6in (15.3cm) high

Footnotes

  • A vase by Namikawa Yasuyuki very similar to the first vase is published in Oliver Impey and Malcolm Fairley, eds., The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Japanese Art: III Meiji no Takara, Treasure of Imperial Japan: Enamel, pl. 22.
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