Property from Various Owners
A pair of patinated bronze and champlevé vases
Each of high-shouldered ovoid form tapering to a flared base and with two large recessed figural panels, one cast in relief with a rakan and attendant, the other depicting Kannon standing above a young acolyte, each in a landscape setting with the figures picked out in gilt, the surrounding enamel decoration of multicolored leafy floral sprays on a turquoise ground, the base with a cartouch reading Ishikawa Nobukiyo kore [o] tsukuru.
15in (38cm) high
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