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Kanazawa Bronze Company [Kaga]

Pair of vases adapted as lamps 1877-82

Copper alloy, silver, gold and copper alloys, partly patinated | 53.0 x 25.5 x 25.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 7797

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Intricate metal inlay techniques have been used to vary each bloom and fruit on these vases. The lemon skins are textured and stippled, the persimmon are highly polished and the lychee have been created from a complex pattern of gold and copper alloys inlaid together.