By Kinkozan, signed Kinkozan zo
Japan, Kyoto, Meiji period (1868-1912)
The vases each of conical form with recessed base and small mouth, the body finely painted en grisaille with gilt accents depicting grapevines bearing fruit and leaves as well as a bee in flight, the other side with a gently curving panel decorated in gilt and polychrome enamels with diapered patterns with floral and geometric designs, each signed KINKOZAN zo to the lower body.
HEIGHT 28.7 and 29.2 cm
Condition: Overall very good condition with minor wear, the vases each with a small hairline to the rim and neck, one only visible to the interior, one vase with a tiny chip to the foot, minor wear to gilt.
Provenance: Old Swiss private collection formed in the 1940s/50s.
Compare a related but smaller conical vase by Kinkozan, but with a wider mouth and less elaborate decoration, at Bonhams, Fine Japanese Art, 5 November 2009, London, lot 207 (sold for 4,320 GBP). Compare also another related but smaller conical vase by Kinkozan, but reticulated, at Bonhams, Fine Japanese Art, 11 November 2010, London, lot 264 (sold for 16,800 GBP).
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