The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Bronze Vase with Silver Inlay by LNT Kanamori Eichi

Bronze Vase with Silver Inlay by LNT Kanamori Eichi

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1980: Item # 1430081

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The mastery of Living National Treasure Kanamori Eiichi is obvious on this sublime vase inlayed with silver damascene. It is signed with an incised signature on a silver tablet inset into the base, and retains the original shiori artist biography and shifuku signed wrapping cloth enclosed in the original signed wooden. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
Kanamori Eiichi (Sometimes spelled Kanemori, 1908-2001) was born in Takaoka, Toyama, one of the major bronze production centers in Japan and studied under Uchijima Ichihei at the Toyama Prefectural Industrial Arts School. He made his public debut at the Teiten National Exhibition in 1933, and was thereafter widely displayed at any number of major exhibitions, including the Nitten and Nihon Dento Kogeiten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition) among others. He took up a position at the Takaoka Industrial School in 1941, and would remain there for 25 years, influencing following generations of artists. In 1976, he received the Japan Industrial Art Association Governor’s Award, and in 1980, he was recipient of the prestigious Order of the Sacred Treasure from the Emperor Showa. Regarding a lifetime of research, production and sharing of his knowledge he was named a Juyo Mukei Bunkazai (Intangible Cultural Property or Living National Treasure) in 1989. Work is held in the The National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, and Takaoka City Museum among others.