Cloisonné Vase

43.22.p1

About this object

A number of Liverpool collectors responded to the devastation of the Blitz by donating or bequeathing their personal collections to Liverpool (now World) Museum. The Japan collections benefited a great deal from two Liverpool men who had collected Japanese objects for decades.

One of the new arrivals to the collection was this cloisonné vase decorated with wisteria and insects. It was part of a large and impressive collection of Japanese decorative arts owned by Frederick W Mayor, a businessman who owned a furniture company in Liverpool. He not only bequeathed his collection to the museum, but he also gave an endowment so that the curators could purchase new objects for the collection.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Japanese
  • Artist/Maker
    Yasuyuki Namikawa
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: Japan: Honshu Island: Kansai: Kyoto
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
    Enamel; Gold; Silver
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Frederick W Mayor
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    210 mm; 8 1/4 in
  • Note
    Signed Namikawa of Kyoto.
  • Related people
    Yasuyuki Namikawa (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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