A MATCHING SET OF A LACQUERED FLOWER VASE, DISH, AND KORO (INCENSE-BURNER) Showa era (1926-1989), mid-20th century (8)

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Lot 262*
A MATCHING SET OF A LACQUERED FLOWER VASE, DISH, AND KORO (INCENSE-BURNER)
Showa era (1926-1989), mid-20th century

Sold for £ 3,000 (US$ 4,122) inc. premium
A MATCHING SET OF A LACQUERED FLOWER VASE, DISH, AND KORO (INCENSE-BURNER)
Showa era (1926-1989), mid-20th century
Consisting of an ovoid flower vase with a narrow neck, a circular bowl-shaped plate, and a cylindrical koro, each of thickly turned wood (the koro with a silvered metal liner and a reticulated silver hoya [pierced lid]), decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, gold and silver foil, and shell on a black and red ground with two plum trees on either side of a sinuous river, each unsigned; with three wood storage boxes. The vase 25.5cm (10in) high, the plate 30.4cm (12in) diam.; the koro 8.9cm (3½in) high including lid. (8).

Footnotes

  • The design of each part of this set is each based on the famous National Treasure Red and White Plum Blossoms, a pair of two-panel screens by Ogata Korin (1658-1716) in the MOA Museum of Art, Atami, with silver lacquer and foil used for the white blossoms in the original and gold lacquer and foil for the red blossoms.
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