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circa 1900
A pair of unusual Meiji lacquer and shibayama vases.

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A pair of fine and unusual Japanese vases each of double gourd form, supported on four silver bamboo form feet, the lower section of gold lacquer, richly inlaid in Shibayama style with butterflies and a small bird among clumps of flowering chrysanthemums around openwork bamboo fences, the upper section of silver cast with profuse designs of kiku with slight details of coloured enamel, the two halves of the vase divided and tied by a silver tasselled cord, Japan, Meiji period circa 1900.
  • OriginJapan
  • Gemstones and Other MaterialsSilver and gold lacquer Shibayama inlay Silver
  • Condition ReportAccompanied by two wooden storage boxes
  • DimensionsHeight: 18.70cm / 7 3/8"