Japanese cloisonné enamel vase worked in silver and gilt wire with sparrows perched on cherry blossom branches in bloom on a dark blue ground, the neck with paulownia flowers and foot with floral scrolls, applied with silver mounts, signed in a silver square plaque Kin'unken zo 錦雲軒造 (Inaba Nanaho Studio-Kyoto), Meiji period 1868-1912.
Inaba Nanaho 稲葉七穂 under the leadership of Ozaki Kyubei was the second most important studio in Kyoto founded in 1871 using the trade name Kinunken meaning "brocade-cloud-company". During the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods, they were awarded medals at many expositions in Vienna 1873, Paris 1878, New Orleans 1884, St. Louis 1904.
All our pieces come with a BADA Certificate of Provenance (The British Antiques Dealer's Association) and are inclusive of free worldwide shipping & insurance.
Please fill in the information below