OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI
OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY HASEGAWA ISSEI

OUTSTANDING JAPANESE SOLID SILVER MANCHURIAN CRANE OKIMONO BY "HASEGAWA ISSEI"

c. 1900 JAPAN

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

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As part of our Japanese art collection we are delighted to offer this outstanding quality solid cast silver and mixed metal Okimono by a leading Meiji period artist, Hasegawa Issei (his art name Gyokutosai) the later oval black lacquered base houses a pair of Manchurian Cranes in a powerful yet appealing pose , the male bird watches over the female bird that stoops before him , in my opinion the solid silver chiselled feather work is as good as you will ever see , it is certainly exhibition quality , and this artist has a long history of displaying his wares at the various Expositions in the period 1890-1920 when he appears to have been most active , the long slender legs simply peg into the base and are formed from Shibuichi , a bronze alloy that is mixed with a percentage of Silver, the tail feathers are carved from Shakudo an alloy containing a percentage of Gold and perfected by Japanese swordsmiths in the 16th century, the necks are also decorated in Shakudo whilst the Birds eyes are unusually formed from enamel as are the red crests upon their heads, artist signed to the underside of each bird.

Artist information: silver item is by Issei 一清; his full name Hasegawa Issei 長谷川一清.

Active: circa 1890-1920, Tokyo.




Hasegawa Issei 長谷川一清 (art name Gyokutosai 玉東斎 ) worked in Asakusa, Tokyo during the Meiji and Taisho Eras. He exhibited at the Chicago Columbus Exposition (1893), Liège Exposition (1905) - a crystal ball on a metal base, and at the Paris Exposition (1900) exhibiting a silver vase, incense burner and bird subject okimono.




Kyoto Sannenzaka Museum has several works by the artist .




The Khalili Collection has two works by the artist reproduced in The Meiji no Takara, Metalwork (Part I – plate 66, and Part II - plate 130).




It is therefore fair to conclude that this Okimono is worthy of showcasing in any Worldwide Museum or private Japanese collection, it is simply stunning !!!




The condition is superb with minor age related wear and a replacement black lacquer base.

Approximate sizes

Height : 10.5" 26.5 cm

Width : 6" 15cm

Depth : 4.75" 12.5cm

Free worldwide delivery included in the price of this item .
The condition is superb with minor age related wear and a replacement black lacquer base.
Artist information: silver item is by Issei 一清; his full name Hasegawa Issei 長谷川一清.

Active: circa 1890-1920, Tokyo.




Hasegawa Issei 長谷川一清 (art name Gyokutosai 玉東斎 ) worked in Asakusa, Tokyo during the Meiji and Taisho Eras. He exhibited at the Chicago Columbus Exposition (1893), Liège Exposition (1905) - a crystal ball on a metal base, and at the Paris Exposition (1900) exhibiting a silver vase, incense burner and bird subject okimono.




Kyoto Sannenzaka Museum has several works by the artist .




The Khalili Collection has two works by the artist reproduced in The Meiji no Takara, Metalwork (Part I – plate 66, and Part II - plate 130).




It is therefore fair to conclude that this Okimono is worthy of showcasing in any Worldwide Museum or private Japanese collection, it is simply stunning !!!
Dimensions
Height 26.50 cm (10.43 inches)
Width 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Depth 12.50 cm (4.92 inches)
Medium
SILVER MIXED METAL ENAMEL
Signed/Inscribed
Hasegawa Issei 長谷川一清 (art name Gyokutosai 玉東斎 )
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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