Asian Art - 15 Nov 2017

TBA5

A pair of Komai vases

1880年代 日本扁瓶

£6,000 - £10,000

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

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