A cloisonné enamel ovoid vase Nagoya School, Meiji Period
Lot 545
A cloisonné enamel ovoid vase Nagoya School, Meiji Period
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,202) inc. premium
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A cloisonné enamel ovoid vase Nagoya School, Meiji Period
Lot Details
The property of a European private collector
A cloisonné enamel ovoid vase
Nagoya School, Meiji Period
Finely worked in silver wire of varying gauge with a pair of fighting cockerels, confronting each other before battle, reserved on a plain midnight-blue ground; unsigned, with one separate wood stand and a tall, vertical Chinese hardwood carved stand (fang ji). 30cm (11 3/4in) high, the Chinese stand 50.2cm (19 3/4in) high. (3).

Footnotes

  • 闘鶏図七宝花瓶 無銘(名古屋派) 明治時代

    Provenance: purchased by the great-uncle of the present owner's grandmother in Japan around 1900.

    The cock was a symbol of male courage and beauty. Admired for their brilliant plumage, proud bearing and fearless courage, cockes were specially bred for fighting where all their attributes could best be attributed.
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