Kanaya Gorosaburo Japanese Taisho Period Bronze Vase

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This beautiful Taisho period vase of bronze or Shibuichi alloy measures 13.75 by 6 in (35 by 15 cm) and features the raised decorations of a willow tree and flying bat in copper and a golden crescent moon.  In the style of Miyabe Atsuyoshi. Signed Gorô Saburô (五郎 三郎), eventually Gorosaburo XI.  The Kanaya family founded their foundry in Kyoto (Kioto) in 1581.  The artist here, Kanaya Gorosaburo XI (1870-1928) was from the eleventh generation of family of artists in Kyoto.  In good condition, with usual degree of scratches and surface dirt, consistent with age.  The firm's bronzewares are represented in many prestigious collections, including the Rijskmuseum, National Victoria Museum in Melbourne, and Philadelphia Museum of Art.  For an example of Gorosaburo XI's work, see plate number 12 in The Art of Japanese Crafts: 1875-Present, published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.   ( antique )

Item Details

Reference #:
bp-498
Quantity
1
Category
Metals
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
19th Century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
6.00 x 13.75 x 6.00
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
Metal