A PAIR OF BRONZE VASES, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF BRONZE VASES, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF BRONZE VASES, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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A PAIR OF BRONZE VASES, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

A PAIR OF BRONZE VASES, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A PAIR OF BRONZE VASES, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY


of archaic form of yellowish bronze with three legs and three mythical mask handles, inlaid in gold, silver and shakudo with bands of floral design and lappets, the mythical masks with drop handles, gilt band to necks 

(2)

30 cm., 11¾ in. high

Condition Report

- Minor wear to patination.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The colour of the bronze and the Chinese-style inlaid ornament are both typical of the work of the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha, a company set up after the 1873 Vienna World's Fair to promote the export craft goods.

Fine Japanese Art
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