GREAT PAIR OF JAPANESE MIXED METAL LIDDED VASES BY NOGAWA

GREAT PAIR OF JAPANESE MIXED METAL LIDDED VASES BY NOGAWA

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As part of our Japanese art collection we are delighted to offer this fine quality unusual pair of mixed metal lidded vases by the highly regarded Nogawa company , the heavy temple style vases are finished in a copper coloured patination heavily onlaid using mixed alloys including Gold, Silver , Shibuichi and Shakudo , the main bodies each depict a pair of silver Egrets at a lakeside setting , the artist has captured the scene in great detail using multi coloured alloys to give an autumnul feel to the overall setting , he may have drawn his inspiration from the master metal worker Suzuki Chokichi who excelled in this style of decoration , the lids are silver decorated to the finials and each carry three mixed metal Egrets circling the landscape below, a very unusual high quality pair of vases stamped to the underside with the Nogawa seal.

The condition is lovely with minor age related wear.

Approximate sizes

Height 6.5″ 16.7 cm

Width 3.9″ 10 cm

Weight 1535 gms

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