JW02 A bronze commemorative inscribed vase


Meiji period 

The vase is of baluster form with short waisted neck. The upper part is decorated in relief with a treacle-like over glaze in imitation of a Song ceramic glaze reminiscent of the 'teardrops' on the temmoku tea bowls.
The patination the imitates the patina of Chinese archaic bronzes showing different shades of colour like red, black and malachite.
The base is inscribed with the following text:
'To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the society of people from the prefecture Toyama living in Kobe'

 

 

 

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