Bronze vase by Nakajima Yasumi II 二代中島保美
Price: € 1.100,00
Exceptionally shaped bronze vase with a striking ‘coarse’-textured red mottled patina. The bowl subtly shaped like a flower, its slightly concave body flanked by ‘butterfly wing’-shaped ears, transcending in a circular foot with a broad shoulder.
Sealed at the bottom by the artist Nakajima Yasumi II 二代中島保美 (1905-1986). Three generations of the Yasumi family were active in Osaka as metal artists, their vases favoured the richly coloured purple-red bronze.
The vast majority of ‘Yasumi’-vases are designed and made by the incredibly creative and versatile second generation of the family. He was a member of the All Japan Decorative Art Association and regularly exhibited at the annual Japan art exhibition Nitten, where he was awarded several prizes.
In a good condition with signs of age and some superficial scratches. Please look at the photos for a clear condition reference.
Height 22.6 cm, Diameter 18.5 cm.
Weight: 2242 gram.
Period: Japan – Shôwa period (1926-1989).
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.