Japanese Shibayama, lacquer & silver vase.


An exceptional and unusual Japanese Shibayama, lacquer, enamel and metalwork vase, Meiji Period, c. 1890. The copper body patintated to simulate iron, and decorated with seven gilt lacquered fans, inlaid in Shibayama style with birds, insects, lanterns, and baskets, amongst flowering plants. Each panel signed on either a red lacquer or mother of pearl seal.
Having a silver neck and footrim, finely decorated with floral motif, intricately worked in silver and inlaid with enamel.
Height - 35.5 cm, 13 7/8".
Condition - Typical minor wear to the gilt lacquer. Otherwise in excellent condition. No repair.

Medium: Copper, silver & lacquer.

Signed/Inscribed: Signed to lacquer and mother of pearl seals.

Height:  35.50 cm, 13.98"

Condition: Typical minor wear to the gilt lacquer.

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