EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON
EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON
EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON
EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON
EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON
EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON
EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON
EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON
EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON
EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON

EXCEPTIONAL GOLD LACQUER SHIBAYAMA VASE ON DRAGON

c. 1890 JAPAN

Offered by Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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As part of our oriental collection we are delighted to offer this most unusual stunning quality gold lacquer vase mounted on a coiled silver dragon, the high quality gold speckled lacquer ground is decorated in shibayama style with the use of numerous semi precious hardstones ,mother of pearl , coral and stained ivory , the first side depicts an elder appearing to teach a boy sat beside a floral display both captured beneath a prunus blossom, the other side captures a fantastic mother of pearl tiger crouching behind a bamboo vase of chrysanthemums formed of stained ivory, the top of the vase is cased in enamelled silver and as mentioned the vase sits upon a coiled solid silver dragon with the silver "jungin" mark impressed to the underside .

This is a top class and very rare piece of Japanese gold lacquer work from the Meiji period !
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Previously part of a small but very high quality Japanese collection bequethed in the 1920's to a Shropshire school by a former pupil and subsequently locked in the headmasters office for decades.

First time on the market !
Dimensions
Height 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Width 9.00 cm (3.54 inches)
Depth 9.00 cm (3.54 inches)
Medium
GOLD LACQUER /SHIBAYAMA / SILVER
Signed/Inscribed
1890
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)
Dorset
United Kingdom

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