Fine Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Vase – Namikawa Yasuyuki

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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this fine quality Meiji Period (1868-1912) cloisonne enamel vase manufactured by the Imperial artist Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927). On this particular example Yasuyuki has worked butterflies in flight above Iris, wild chrysanthemum and other native flora with extensive use of silver and gilt wires upon a dark blue ground, the shoulders decorated with vivid shield shaped floral motifs beneath a tall slender neck decorated with chrysanthemums within geometric lozenges, the top and base rims manufactured in silver with the all important silver seal set within the base reading Kyoto Namikawa, an increasingly scarce piece of enamel from this most highly revered enamel artist.

Literature :

Namikawa Yasuyuki (並川靖之) was among the most celebrated Japanese enamelers of the Meiji period , together with  Namikawa Sosuke ( no relation) they became the most famous cloisonne artists of the 1890 to 1910 period, a time known as the “golden age” of Japanese enamels. Between 1875 and 1915 Yasuyuki won prizes at 51 exhibitions, both nationally and at the many world’s fairs. His pieces now form parts of many of the major recorded Japanese works of art collections and can be viewed in museums throughout the world.

Provenance : 

USA Collection .

Condition report :

Fine condition throughout.

Approximate Sizes :

Height : 4 1/2″  11.5 cm

Width : 1 7/8″   4.7 cm

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