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Artist:Takahashi Kaishu (1905-2004)
Description: A stylized gourd-shaped single flower black bronze vast with three engraved lines in the neck. Born as Takahashi Isamu in Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) and studied at the Tokyo school of Fine Arts under Unno Kiyoshi (1884 – 1956). He graduated in 1929 and in the same year accepted into the Teiten (Japan imperial Academy art exhibition). In 1930 he exhibited in Belgium at the World Exposition and received an award, and won a gold medal in 1933 at the Chicago International Exposition. In 1982 he was designated Important Intangible Cultural Asset for Ishikawa prefecture. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum. One of the most prominent artists to continue working in the Kaga metalworking tradition, Takahashi Kaishu specialized in the traditional Kanazawa technique of bronze casting and intricate soft metal inlay, known as Kaga zogan. Kaishu experimented in metal, taking inspiration from both Western and Eastern sources.
Signed:Takahashi Kaishu. With signed and sealed original box (Takahashi Kaishu).
Size:26.5 cm (height) 2.5 cm (diameter, opening)
Price:€ 650