Japanese & Korean Art - Lot 946


MEIJI 1868-1912

The spherical body finely decorated with a dense continuous design of many figures at a tea house, one side with musicians, a dancer and courtesans entertaining guests on a large balcony, a village visible in the distance, the other side with further courtesans and customers, with stairs leading to another room below where more figures stand, some visible through openings in a shoji paper wall, the shoulder and lower portion of the body with a band of millefleurs design, the foot with key fret and the neck with further stylised flowers in gilt, the base inscribed Kinkozan zo and Shozan/Masayama in shaped reserves surrounded by wisteria flowers and leaves, with another impressed mark for Kinkozan zo, 29cm high.

Cf. Christie's London, 12 May 2010, lot 332 for another Kinkozan vase of similar shape and with decoration of the same quality.

Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000
Hammer Price £ 19,000


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