Vase and Cover

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A large silver egg-shaped vase and cover supported on three legs, each in the form of a kneeling oni, the cover supporting a silver, shakudo, and gold knop in the form of Shoki the demon-queller brandishing his sword as he peers down at them. The vase with handles to either side, each carved as a writhing, scaly dragon. The body and cover are decorated with six panels of intricate silver filigree work embellished with some kebori detailing and applied with gold-wire cloisonné enamel butterflies, ho-o birds, a peacock, and flowers. The panels depicting chrysanthemum, paulownia, cherry, peony, and wisteria, and divided from each other by silver rope-twist wire borders and bands of polished silver set with floral roundels in honzogan enamels. The oni supports in silver, shibuichi, and shakudo.

The Khalili Collections



Vase and Cover




silver, kebori, gold wire, cloisonné enamel, shibuichi & shakudo

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The Khalili Collections

London, Greater London England

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