Lot 124
A Pair of Japanese Bronze Floor Vases
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Meiji period (1868-1912), a pair of three part bronze vases, each includes a baluster shaped vase with large irises in high relief to body, a fitted lotus shaped wide mouth with shaped rim, and a fitted base decorated with slightly raised fish swimming in rippling waves, they appear unsigned.

HOA 42 in.

From the Collection of the late Sterling Boyd, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sterling Boyd was a consummate collector and Southern gentleman. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied art history at Sewanee: The University of the South, Oberlin College, and received his doctorate from Princeton University. He shared his enthusiasm for the fine arts through positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Boyd also taught and mentored future art historians at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and later headed the art department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Following his academic and museum careers, Sterling Boyd channeled his talents for interior design and decoration. His Raleigh apartment was a cabinet of curiosities, each item carefully collected from his world travels and perfectly placed in his jewel box of a home.

Scattered verdigris to surface; some scratching and signs of outdoor use; rubbing to patina; some pushes and dents; one floral decoration detached, but present; adhesive residue area where floral decoration is detached.