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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Nakajima Yasumi Art Deco Imperial Bronze Vase, 1932

Nakajima Yasumi Art Deco Imperial Bronze Vase, 1932

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A tall Art Deco era bronze vase by important artist Nakajima Yasumi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated Showa 7 (1932). It is 37.5 cm (15 inches) tall and in excellent condition signed on the base Yasumi. The inscription inside the box translates: This vase was created to commemorate the event his Imperial Majesty the Emperor purchased a vase identical to this upon his royal visit to Osaka Castle, dated Showa 7 (1932).
The name of Nakajima first came to notice in 1908, when the first generation Yasumi (1877-1951) was awarded at the Senkatsu Kinen Exhibition. He was a consistent exhibitor with the Teiten-Nitten national exhibitions and was also quite active abroad, being prized at the 1931 Belgian Exposition and serving as juror for the Japanese submissions to the Paris Exposition in 1925 where he was subsequently prized. His work is held in the collection of the Imperial Household Agency and he served as mentor to a generation of young bronze artists.