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Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji
  • Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji

Large Japanese Ginbari Cloisonne Vase Koi Carp Hayashi Kodenji

Price:

£1,200.00


Product Description

An exceptional example of Japanese enamel work, dating from the end of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).

Fading from turquoise blue to peach, the background of the vase is of “ginbari”, the painstaking technique of laying chased silver foil beneath a layer of translucent enamel. The pattern is generally of small hammered circles, though areas are carved with pondweed.
A grey and red carp adorn the centre of the vase, whilst a smaller red carp swims on the reverse. The area around the base utilises a more conventional style of enamelling, with copper wire compartments.

Stylistically, the vase bears marked similarities to vases from the workshop of Hayashi Kodenji (1831-1915), who was based in Nagoya and one of the foremost enamellists of the period. The silvered fittings to the rims are typical of his work, and can also be seen in a very similar vase, once a part of the Avo Krikorian Collection, which sold at Christie’s, Zurich 19 February 2007 (lot 120). The same vase passed through Christie’s again in 2019, where it sold for £8750.00.

Unfortunately the exceptional nature of the vase is offset by its condition. The base bears a drill mark, where it was once converted into a vase, whilst some areas of the background enamel are missing. In addition two areas of bruising can be seen on the reverse of the vase.

Size: 31 x 17.5cm
Weight: 1674g

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