Lot 255
Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases, Namikawa Sosuke
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Of baluster form with waisted neck and flaring mouth and base, the slender tapering sides expertly decorated with flowering branches in the musen technique in muted enamels on a peach ground, Sakigake seal of Namikawa Sosuke (1847-1910) to base. Meiji Period. Retaining original wooden packing box, and each vase has been fitted with a plastic liner to hold water.

16 in.

Deaccessioned from the Duke University Library Gifted to General and Mrs. Eichelberger in 1948 by the Emperor and Empress of Japan

One vase with tight, stable hairlines / crazing to body (approximately 2.25 in.), with discoloration; possible minute flake to one leaf. The second vase with area where the polish is slightly different to the touch and with faint dark line visible beneath the enamel; small stable craze with discoloration to collar; small flake to interior of rim.

$5,000 - 10,000