Vase with Cranes, Carp, Orchids and Chrysanthemums

Vase with Cranes, Carp, Orchids and Chrysanthemums

c. 1930-1940
Artist
Iwasa Hoshu
Country
Japan
vase
lacquer
Funds from the David A. Yeakley bequest
2012.297
Iwasa Hoshu. Vase with Cranes, Carp, Orchids and Chrysanthemums. c. 1930-1940. lacquer. Funds from the David A. Yeakley bequest. 2012.297.
Dimensions
height: 9.25 in, 23.4950 cm; diameter: 3.5 in, 8.8900 cm
Inscription
Hoshu
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Vase with Cranes, Carp, Orchids and Chrysanthemums by Iwasa Hoshu (active early 1900s) Japan, Tokyo about 1930-1940, Showa period Lacquer Funds from the David A. Yeakley bequest 2012.297 A Tokyo artist who specialized in carved lacquer (choshitsu), Iwasa Hoshu formed the dry lacquer (kanshitsu) foundation for this cylindrical vase then added multiple layers of black and colored lacquers. He carved the images of cranes, carp, orchids, and chrysanthemums and surrounded them with geometric ornamental frames. He skillfully revealed the different jewel-like layers of colored lacquer through the depth of his relief design.
Known Provenance
At least 2007-2012, Kaigedo Japanese Art, Seattle WA, acquired at auction in Japan; 2012, DAM collection, museum purchase.

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