Namikawa Yasayuki Tray

Cloisonné Enamels

A rare Japanese cloisonné enamel square tray by Namikawa Yasayuki.

The shallow body decorated in silver and gold wire with a wooden pavilion amongst trees, with stone steps meandering through the bushes, the rim with a band of stripes and diamond patterns in yellow, green, white, red and blue, the reverse a deep apple green colour mirroring the front and raised on four short rounded feet, with a four character seal mark reading Kyoto Namikawa for Namikawa Yasayuki.

During the late 19th century, Namikawa Yasayuki grew to become a highly successful artist, both in Japan and the West. The Emperor Meiji appointed him Imperial Craftsman to the Court in 1896, an honour only bestowed upon a handful of artists. He regularly took part in International Exhibitions, winning countless awards, and Westerners travelling to Japan often visited his studio in Kyoto.

11.8cm

Circa 1903

4803

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