Lot 262 (Asian Art, 9th May 2017)
A Japanese bronze vase,
Meiji period (1868-1912), of baluster form with a flared rim, cast in relief with boar hunting under a pine tree in a mountain landscape, the reverse with hunters chasing rabbits and monkeys, the neck and base decorated with, stylised ho-o and dragons amongst clouds, details inlaid with gold and silver, double dragon handles, the base pierced with stylised bats, engraved mark Dai Nihon Kanamori Soshichi sei,
53cm, with detachable liner (2)
Kanamori Soshichi (1821-1892), opened a copperware shop in Onmadashi-machi at the age of 23. Improving the quality of his copperware, he quickly began to design original and new products. He received a prize at the Vienna Expo held in 1873 and became world famous.
Sold for £12,500
Separate interior well.
Wear to gilt, surface scratching.
Small knocks, dents and scratching to edges.
Some gilding decoration missing, one piece of gilding with damage.
Minute knocks to lower section of vase.
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