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Lot 3: A Pair of Japanese Porcelain Kutani Vases Mounted as Lamps
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
Meiji period (1868-1912), signed on underside "Teikoku Dainichi Maru Kutani" with artist's name, stunning Yokohama style Imperial era kutani with vivid motif pattern borders on top and bottom with raised gilt beads and a center design of birds flying amidst snow covered bamboo and scenes of men in winter landscape, fitted in European mountings cleanly preserving the integrity of the vases except for singular hole drilled in bottom side, with silk lamp shades.
DOA: 29.5 in.
From the Estate of Mrs. Camilla Hammond Smith Strange of Annandale Farm, Gordonsville, VA and Warrenton, VA Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Strange was a proud member of the Society of the Lees of Virginia. Like her mother and grandmother, she had a great knowledge and appreciation of antiques and enjoyed decorating with them throughout her home.
Condition Report: Very good condition; hairline crack on base of one; some very minor rubbing and loss on edges.