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Japanese Hammered Silver Vase with Kanzan and Jittoku

Japanese Hammered Silver Vase with Kanzan and Jittoku


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1318771

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A silver-hammered vase of modified ovoid form depicting in low relief and gilt details an image of legendary companions, Kanzan and Jittoku. Executed in hirazogan technique with modeled gold and silver detailing, the two recluses stand in a grassy terrain, both wearing simple tattered clothes. Kanzan, the scholar, hunches over an open scroll, while Jittoku, the temple servant, leans in with his broom and smiles. In Japan, these two unlikely companions are manifestations of true friendship. This fine hammered silver vase is in excellent condition and incised on the body and base with artist signatures Hattori sei Bikyo Kizamu and Sho Shun sai. Jungin mark (“pure silver”) is on the base. Height: 9”, width: 7” Meiji Period, Japan