Nunome Zogan Bronze Flower Vase by Kanamori

by Eiichi Kanamori
Inlaid silver and bronze flower vase with the original wooden storage box (tomobako), inscribed and signed by the artist.

'Nuno' means fabric pattern, 'Me' means texture, with the finished surface looking like a stylised criss-crossed fabric texture. 'Zogan' means an inlay technique, which historically used to be applied to hilts of Japanese swords but now is applied to jewellery. The finish is really a type of Damascening that was introduced to Japan by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. The technique was originally used on Iron and Steel (to decorate weapons) although more recent practitioners have expanded this to include copper, brass and sterling silver

Japan, Showa period (20th Century)
H 21cm x W 15cm
H 8.27" x W 5.91"


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