The globular bottle vase with a cylindrical neck and lipped rim, enameled and gilt with a group of Chinese immortal sages and karakos, including Taoist Immortal Kinko riding a giant carp, amid pine trees. Inscribed KUTANI MOKUBEI to the base.
HEIGHT 27.3 cm
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, intentional crackling.
Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo- Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.