A pair of inlaid silver baluster vases  By Yoshihisa and Shigemitsu, Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century (5)

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Lot 469*
A pair of inlaid silver baluster vases
By Yoshihisa and Shigemitsu, Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century

Sold for £ 5,625 (US$ 7,817) inc. premium
A pair of inlaid silver baluster vases
By Yoshihisa and Shigemitsu, Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century
Each vase decorated in kebori and carved in low relief with details of gold, shibuichi and shakudo flat inlay, one with three sparrows or Java sparrows flying in a diagonal formation above flowering azalea growing on a precipice with water shown cascading down, the other vase with a pair of quails standing among shrubs of chrysanthemums, the rocks in the foreground picked out in light katakiribori (engraving with an angled chisel emulating brushstrokes), each vase signed on the reverse Yoshihisa koku and stamped on the base Jungin (Pure silver) and Shigemitsu with a kao; with two separate wood stands and a wooden storage box inscribed Gin kabin (Silver vases).
Each vase 24.3cm (9 5/8in) high. (5).
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