PAIR OF VASES, BY KAJIMA IKKOKU II MITSUTAKA, JAPAN C.1890. BRONZE, GOLD, SILVER, OXIDISED SILVER, SHIBUICHI, H.45 CM, D. 21 CM. COLLECTION HAMILTON ART GALLERY, ACQUIRED WITH ASSISTANCE OF THE FRIENDS OF HAMILTON ART GALLERY, MR GEOFF HANDBURY AND THE SHIRE OF SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS – TAASA Review December 2011
Hamilton Art Gallery is known for its outstanding collection of European and Oriental decorative arts, in particular, ceramics.
In recent years, the Gallery has sought to extend its collection of Meiji period ceramics to include Meiji period metalwork. A number of techniques were used in their production.
Low relief chased gold inlay decorates the foot, shoulder and neck; and the phoenixes around the neck have a pin-head of raised gold to represent their eyes...