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    A Pair of Japanese Cloisonné Palace Vases

    Unknown Maker, Japan
    19th century/Meiji Period
    Cloisonné enamel
    Unmarked
    58 inches high


    Each of the monumental floor vessels of elongated ovoid form with flared rim and narrow neck, the dark forest-green ground enhanced with pairs of birds in flight or perched amongst flowering wisteria vines with lilac and white brackets, all above white and red iris blooms; turquoise interiors.

    Provenance:
    Sotheby's, London (1981)




    Condition Report*: One vase with two large dents; the other with one small dent; both vases with dimples and cracks to the everted lip rims. Evidence of previous repair, some loss to enamel on each.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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