Baluster vase with a bear on a rock

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  • Title

    Baluster vase with a bear on a rock

  • Artist/maker

    Hayashibe Katsunao (active c. 1900)
  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
    Paris (Paris Exposition Internationale) (former location)
  • Date

    1900
  • Material and technique

    bronze, inlaid with soft metal in low relief, and with hira-zōgan (flat inlay) in soft metals

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17.5 cm (height)
    8.5 cm (diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased with the assistance of the Story Fund, 1994.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 36 | Japan from 1850
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1994.65

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  • Catalogue text

    Baluster shaped bronze vase inlaid in soft metals with bear on rock overlooking a stream, in low relief & and flat inlay (hira-zōgan). Engraved signature: Hayashibe Katsunao with inlaid gold seal: Nao.

    No ther works by this artist seem to be recorded. This vase was exhibited at the Paris Exposition Internationale in 1900, and illustrated in the catalogue (unnumbered and unpaginated). Similar such vases, by a number of different artists, were exhibited at the same Exposition.

    In: Impey, Oliver, and Joyce Seaman, Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Further reading

Impey, Oliver, and Joyce Seaman, Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), no. 31 on p. 66, p. 8, illus. pp. 66-67

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