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A pair of ovoid cloisonné vases
Heights: 13.5"
Meiji Period

A pair of ovoid cloisonné vases worked in delicate hues in wireless and wired techniques on pale gray grounds. Decorated on the fronts with mandarin ducks in repose mid icy reeds and on the reverse a duck fishing beneath the transparent waters.
Attrib: Namikawa Sosuke.

(For a similar pair of vases, see Dragon King of the Sea from the John R. Young Collection, Ashmolean Museum Oxford, 1991, pgs. 60-1.)

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