A large cloisonné enamel ovoid vase By Ogasawara Shuzo, Meiji Period
Lot 540
A large cloisonné enamel ovoid vase By Ogasawara Shuzo, Meiji Period
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A large cloisonné enamel ovoid vase By Ogasawara Shuzo, Meiji Period A large cloisonné enamel ovoid vase By Ogasawara Shuzo, Meiji Period
Lot Details
Cloisonné enamel
Various properties
A large cloisonné enamel ovoid vase
By Ogasawara Shuzo, Meiji Period
Finely worked in silver wire of varying gauge with five large butterflies in flight over the midnight-blue ground, the foot and neck with brocade borders of chrysanthemum heads and tiny yellow butterflies and florettes, the base stamped with the characters Shuzo within an oval reserve. 23cm (9in) high.

Footnotes

  • 蝶図七宝花瓶 小笠原周造作 明治時代

    For another two examples of vases by Ogasawara Shuzo, see L.A. Coben and D.C. Ferster, Japanese Cloisonne - History, Technique, and Appreciation p.101, pl.no.114 and p.174, no.2. The enamellist's mark is identified by Hayashi Kodenji IV and illustrated, ibid., p.211, pl.48. See also Frederick T. Schneider, The Art of Japanese Cloisonné Enamel, North Carolina, 2010, p.251, no.147.

    Ogasawara Shuzo is listed in Nagoya-shi Hakubutsukan Kenkyu Hokoku III, Meijiki Hakurankai Shuppin Shippoko Soran (A Comprehensive Study of Cloisonne enamels), p.27, and recorded as an exhibitor at the Paris International Exhibition in Meiji 33 (1900) working under Hosansha.
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