A Japanese cloisonne vase decorated with cranes amongst pine on a mushroom colored background. Shakudo rims. Meiji era, 7 inches /17.7 cms high.
This type of sparse decoration, sober palette and relatively crude counter-enameling (in grey) has been associated with Namikawa Sosuke and his circle. A vase of similar design (crane and pine) signed by Namikawa Sosuke is illustrated in Barry Davies 'Japanese Enamels of the Golden Age' number 8, and subsequently appeared in the Krikorian collection.
Condition: has a modern 'invisible' restoration with usual bubbles in the coating. Priced accordingly!
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