A Japanese cloisonné enamel vase, Meiji period, 1868-1912
of flattened ovoid form worked in fine silver wire with a conforming panel of morning glory, chrysanthemums and three butterflies against a pale lemon-yellow ground, the reverse with a panel of peonies and a small bird against a turquoise ground, enclosed by multiple flowerheads and divided by two dragons enamelled in shades of grey and white, the shoulders with Buddhist emblems, the neck with octagonal panels, the neck and foot with diaper borders, the metal base rim with a dent, 22,3cm high; and another, the baluster body worked with four sparrows amidst peonies and a bamboo fence against a turquoise ground, the neck and base with flowerheads, foliage and scrollwork against a black ground, 24,7cm high (2)
Sold for R 7 500
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 8 794
Estimate R 8 000 - 10 000
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The Andrew Newall Collection.