Cloisonné enamel vase with original wood stand
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.