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Lot 4: Pair of Japanese Kutani Double Gourd Jars with Lids
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
Meiji period (1868-1912), late 19th century, signed to underside of both, "Kutani sei kana zo," porcelain decorated in iron red and gilt with birds amidst flowering trees and plants, great detail paid to the birds' feathers, the top of the vases decorated with swirling stylized dragons chasing a flaming pearl and phoenixes with clouds, with original lids, comes together with wooden stands.
The Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Philip Michalove, Winston Salem, NC
Condition Report: Minor rubbing to gilding on lids; rim chips to both; one lid with repaired crack to interior and finial has a nick.