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A cloisonné enamel vase with sparrows and cherry blossoms | Sealed mark of Miwa Tomisaburo | Meiji period, late 19th century

Property from the John and Muriel Okladek Collection

A cloisonné enamel vase with sparrows and cherry blossoms | Sealed mark of Miwa Tomisaburo | Meiji period, late 19th century

A cloisonné enamel vase with sparrows and cherry blossoms | Sealed mark of Miwa Tomisaburo | Meiji period, late 19th century

Property from the John and Muriel Okladek Collection

A cloisonné enamel vase with sparrows and cherry blossoms 

Sealed mark of Miwa Tomisaburo 

Meiji period, late 19th century


the oviform vase with short neck and tapering foot, decorated in various coloured enamels and thicknesses of gold wire on a dark blue ground, with sparrows among entwined cherry and maple trees, the bark of the cherry tree intricately delineated in gold wire and musen [wireless] enamels, the reverse with two young maple trees, bordered with lappets with geometric and floral motifs, sealed mark of Miwa Tomisaburo, silvered mounts 

20 cm., 7⅞ in. high

There is a very small scratch beneath the sparrows, some light wear to the silvered rim.


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Miwa Tomisaburo was awarded a silver medal at the 1905 Exposition Universelle de Liège and exhibited at the 1910 Japan Britain Exhibition in London.