Asian Art - To be sold 14th November 2017

A PAIR OF JAPANESE IRON KOMAI VASES


C.1880


 


The flattened bodies decorated in nunome zogan (gold and silver inlays) with panels of mountainous river landscapes under feather-shaped brocade designs, the rims with grape vine and bands of key fret and the sides with asa-no-ha and other geometrical patterns, both signed Kyoto no ju Komai sei (Made by Komai of Kyoto), 21.4cm. (2)


 


Provenance: From the collection of Hugh Gibson.


 


The landscapes depicted may be inspired by the Omi Hakkei, the traditional eight views of Omi Province


where Japan's largest lake is located, a few miles east of Kyoto. Cf. J Earle, Splendors of Meiji, Treasures of Imperial Japan, Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, pp.58-59 for other Komai vases with similar decoration.


1880年代 日本扁瓶

來源:Hugh Gibson收藏


Estimate: £6,000 - 10,000
Lot: To be sold 14th November 2017
Sale: Asian Art - 14 Nov 2017

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