Chinese collection

Item LL 9353
mark on base of bottle of item LL 9353
bottle on stand of item LL 9353

Accession no: LL 9353
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Cloisonné enamel vase with original wood stand
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: Kyoto, Japan
Date made: 19th Century
Measurements: H. 10.5 cm

Description: Small vase with flattened oval body and dome-shaped cover; with deep redish brown ground, and design of growing flowers with large leaves, delicately worked in cloisonné enamel. Signed on a silver plaque Kyoto Namikawa.

Samurai and cloisonné artist Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927) began his career around 1868 and worked with the Kyoto Cloisonné Company from 1871 to 1874. He established his own studio and exhibited his work at national and international expositions. He retired in 1915 and his company closed soon afterwards.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 895. C. Baird and S. Smith, The Art of the Samurai: The Japanese Collections of the National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, The National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (ISBN: 0906367859), p. 29.