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Dragon Vase with Wave Stand

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Akichika, Dragon Vase with Wave Stand, ca. 1870-1890, bronze, Gift of Kenneth Case Smith and Virginia S. Smith, public domain, 2009.22a,b

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Title

Dragon Vase with Wave Stand

Artist

Akichika (Japanese)

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manufacturer: Maruki Company (Japanese, active 1870-1890)

Date

ca. 1870-1890

Period

Japan: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Medium

bronze

Dimensions (H x W x D)

8 5/8 in x 11 in x 10 in

Inscriptions & Markings

stamp: Akichika Maruki sei, on base

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Decorative Art

Metalwork

Object Type

vase

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Gift of Kenneth Case Smith and Virginia S. Smith

Accession Number

2009.22a,b

Copyright

public domain

Terms

bronze

dragon

Meiji

vases

Description

The Maruki firm in Tokyo produced some of the finest carved ivories and metalwork of the Meiji period (1868–1912), which were marketed internationally. This vase—signed on the base by Akichika, who is otherwise unknown—and its companion stand are outstanding examples of decorative metalwork of the period.

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