Large Japanese Silver & Mixed Metal Vase- Hasegawa Issei

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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this most unusual form Meiji Period 1868-1912, pure silver and mixed metal vase by the highly regarded and well recorded artist Hasegawa Issei, his art name Gyokutosai, on this occasion the artist has crafted a larger than usually seen four panel mixed metal vase rising to a very charming flared and folded neck rim, the well defined four section vase depicting individual scenes of native birds worked in mixed alloys.The first panel depicts a solid shakudo crow upon a prunus cherry blossom tree, his eyes rendered in gold, the opposing panel depicts a Japanese wagtail aside a lakeside setting, the next panel displays a silver snowy egret in flight and the final scene shows a pair of oriental ducks feeding within a lake. a most charming hand made vase by a highly skilled and well recorded artist, the vase nicely signed to the underside and would make a charming addition to your Japanese works of art collection.

Literature :

Hasegawa Issei (art name Gyokutosai ) worked in Asakusa Tokyo during the Meiji era , he exhibited at the Chicago columbus exposition (1893), Liège exposition (1905) – a crystal ball on a metal base, and at the Paris exposition (1900) exhibiting a silver vase, incense burner and bird subject okimono .
Kyoto Sannenzaka Museum has several works by the artist .
The Khalili collection has two works by the artist reproduced in The Meiji no Takara, Metalwork (Part I – plate 66, and Part II – plate 130).

Condition Report :

Lovely condition throughout.

Approximate Sizes :

Height :  11 7/8″  30.2 cm

Diameter : 4.75″  12 cm

Weight :  559 gms

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