As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this striking Meiji Period 1868-1912, cloisonne enamel vase by the Imperial artist Namikawa Yasuyuki. This tall slender tapering vase is finely worked with a multitude of floral roundels, scrolling vines and butterflies scattered upon multi coloured vertical panels, the panels themselves bordered in black enamel and sit between the formal geometric floral neck and foot bands, the rim and base formed from silver with the artists silver seal fitted to the underside, a signature that translates to read “Kyoto Namikawa” . Whilst the vase stands perfectly stable in its own right, it has probably remained in such wonderful condition due to the protection afforded by being housed in its original wooden cradle. Quite simply an increasingly rare masterpiece of Meiji period enamel by arguably the greatest and most highly coveted artist of that golden period, Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927)
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.
Condition report :
Lovely untouched condition throughout.
Approximate Sizes :
Height : 6 1/4″ 16 cm
Width : 2 3/4″ 7 cm
Height inc stand : 6 7/8″ 17.5 cm
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