By Miura Meiho (1900-1975), signed Meiho saku
Japan, Taisho (1912-1926) to Showa period (1926-1989)
Each of ovoid form, rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck surmounted by a lipped rim, bearing a lustrous roiro ground, finely decorated in iro-e hiramaki-e and sprinkles of gold, depicting a school of carps swimming sinuously in calm waters. Each signed near the foot, MEIHO saku [Made by Meiho].
HEIGHT 45.5 cm
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear. Rubbing to lacquer, few tiny nicks, and some scratches.
Miura Meiho (1900-1975) is known as a leading expert in dry-lacquer maki-e restoration techniques and is a renowned artist who has restored works in the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, Chuson-ji Konjikido (Golden Hall) and the National Museum collection of national treasures and important cultural properties.
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