Exclusive members area

New User

We offer exclusive Japanese works of art every month to our members. Login or register to see what is available this month.

resgister now

A RARE PAIR OF JAPANESE BRONZE MIXED METAL VASES SUZUKI CHOKICHI – KAKO

£24,500.00

IN STOCK
Category:
Free Wordwide Shipping Free Shipping Insurance

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this high quality pair of Meiji period 1868-1912 , circa 1885 , bronze and mixed metal onlaid vases by the highly coveted artist Suzuki Chokichi (1848-1919) , his art name Kako , the unusual baluster shaped vases cleverly designed to give the appearance of free standing upon elaborate Silver mounted bracket foot bases , however the bases are an integral part of the vases main body, the main bodies of each vase fabulously onlaid in mixed metal Autumnal foliage detail , an absolute trait of Kako who excelled in depicting leaves and foliage in glorious Autumn colours and various stages of decay , these vases further decorated with large red Berries to one and smaller native Silver coloured Berries to the other, absolutely delightful work ,  Chokichi has added his own unique style with a contemporary twist to the necks and bases of each vase  adding bands of geometric Gold and Silver swirls , the vases nicely signed to the underside and carrying the double mountain mark unique to the Kiryu Kosho Kaisha company ( the government sponsored first manufacturing and trading company ), at which Chokichi was the lead artist, designer and director until its closure in 1891 . a fine pair of high quality decorative vases by arguably one of the leading metalwork artists and designers of the Meiji period , and would enhance any serious Japanese works of art collection .

Literature :

As previously stated Suzuki Chokichi (Kako) was director , designer and lead artist of the government sponsored Kiryu Kosho Kaisha company until its closure in 1891 , his adventurous artistic ideas were reputedly not always well received by the government funded factory , they probably had one eye on commercial quantity and more repetitive works than Kako would have liked , he went on to produce many other individual high quality and now famous works housed around the worlds great collections and leading museums , including a monumental 2.8m Koro surmounted by an Eagle which resides in the Victoria and Albert museum, and arguably his most famous known work being a set of twelve Mixed metal Birds of Prey, now rightfully resting in the Tokyo national museum .

Suzuki Chokichi’s work was eventually rewarded in 1896 when he was granted the rare accolade of becoming an Imperial artist ( Teishitsu Gigeiin ).

I am pleased to say his incredible artistic skills are eventually being recognised some 120 years later, by leading collectors of Japanese Meiji period metalworks.

Condition report :

The vases are in lovely condition .

Approximate sizes :

Height :  11.5″ 29 cm

Width:    6″      15.3 cm

Weight is a very substantial combined 6kg (6040 gms )

 

Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item.

How to buy

1

Request invoice for bank transfer

Bank transfer is our chosen method of payment and prevents us having to relay any unnecessary bank charges to you. For an invoice please email us.

steve@steveslyjapaneseart.com
2

Phone us and pay by credit or debit card

We accept most major UK credit and debit cards. Please call 01202 026 254 to make a secure payment. Please note there may be a credit card fee for some card types.

01202 026 254
3

Buy now with PayPal

Please click the link below to pay now.

New Arrivals