Japanese Meiji period bronze sleeve vase of exceptional form. Decorated extensively throughout, the inverted neck with blossoming flowers and scrolling vines stemming to the angular sleeve of the body separated with greek key design. The sleeve body with geometric patterns intravened by hanging vines and flowers. Hō-ō birds swoop around the clouds through the centre, with each mythical bird intricately detailed. To the bottom third of the sleeve a similar geometric flower pattern. The foot boarded by greek key style design into an inverted form base with matching scrolling vines and flowers to the top rim. Signed to the base with patent number and makers signature – Takeuchi Sei.
Lot Note: Takeuchi Sei (Chubei) was a cloisonné artist from Aichi Prefecture renowned for his cloisonné works on porcelain. His works were exhibited and awarded in the Naikoku Kangyo Hakurankai (National Industrial Expositions).
Lot Reference: For other sold works by Takeuchi Sei see Christies The Avo Krikorian Collection 19th February 2007 Lot 135 A Cloisonné Vase & Christies Japanese and Korean Art 18th April 2018 Lot 92 A Porcelain Vase With Handles
Measurements: 21.5cm High x 7cm Wide x 7cm Deep
Condition: Very Good, very small indent to the bottom between the greek key and floral boarder. Minor surface wear/marks otherwise.