Meiji Period Works of Art from a Private Collection (Lots 1-51)
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A Cloisonné Dish Depicting a Cockerel and Hen
Signed Teizan and sealed Kinzan, Meiji period (late 19th century)
The square dish with rounded corners, worked in various coloured cloisonné enamels and thicknesses of silver wire with a cockerel, hen and chick
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
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The man behind this collection was an incurable collector who loved art. He was particularly interested in the patina of objects, in multi-coloured bronzes, and in the juxtaposition of media – bronze, enamel and lacquer. He appreciated the details, intricate nature of the decoration and effort required to create each object. His aim was to create a diverse Meiji art collection, of objects created by artisans who were long gone, from a period and country very foreign to his own.
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