Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


A Meiji period patinated bronze vase by Kiryu Kosho Kaisha

$ 23,000
  • Description
    A Meiji period patinated bronze vase by Kiryu Kosho Kaisha, the baluster body applied with gold, silver, bronze and copper designs of bogbean and arrowhead plants with a frog, dragonfly and butterfly all on a green ground.

    Literature: Toyojiro Kida, Kiritsu Kosho Kaisha, The First Japanese Manufacturing and Trading Co.

    Kuritsu Kosho Kaisha was set up by the Japanese Government to promote export in crafts after the success of the Japanese exhibits in the Vienna World Exhibition of 1873. As a commissioning agent, the company ordered work from many famous artists in all branches of the decorative arts and had three factories producing metalwork, ceramics, lacquer, Shibayama and embroideries. The firm expanded into stores in New York (1876) and in Paris (1878). The company was dissolved in 1891.
  • More Information
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Bronze
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 646201
  • Dimensions
    H. 14.75 in;
    H. 37.47 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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