A fine pair of inlaid bronze vases Attributed to Suzuki Chokichi for the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha Company, Meiji Period
Lot 592
A fine pair of inlaid bronze vases
Attributed to Suzuki Chokichi for the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha Company, Meiji Period
Sold for £34,850 (US$ 56,176) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine pair of inlaid bronze vases Attributed to Suzuki Chokichi for the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha Company, Meiji Period A fine pair of inlaid bronze vases Attributed to Suzuki Chokichi for the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha Company, Meiji Period A fine pair of inlaid bronze vases Attributed to Suzuki Chokichi for the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha Company, Meiji Period
A fine pair of inlaid bronze vases
Attributed to Suzuki Chokichi for the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha Company, Meiji Period
Both vases finely decorated in shakudo, silver, copper, gold and bronze takazogan with details carved in katakiri-bori, one vase showing a goose about to alight upon wind-blown reeds; the other vase with a goose wading among reeds, beneath a band of stylised butterflies among autumn flowers in silver and gold honzogan; the shoulder similarly inlaid with a band of stylised butterfly motifs; both signed beneath the base Kiryu Kosho Kaisha sei with the double-mountain trade mark of the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha.
Both vases 34.8cm (13¾in) high. (2).

Footnotes

  • 蘆雁図銅花瓶 一対 伝鈴木長吉作 (起立工商会社製) 明治時代

    Bronze vases signed Kako (the go (art name) of Suzuki Chokichi) beneath a 'double mountain' mark are often based on designs after one of the 1,969 drawings dating from between 1877 and 1890 commissioned by the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha from various artists and now preserved in Tokyo University of Arts.
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