A RARE LARGE JAPANESE GREEN AND BROWN PATINATED BRONZE FLYING HANDLE VASE, SIGNED: Echigo (No) Kamisaku
MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
H: 12 W: 18 inches
H: 30.5 W: 45.7 cm
The circular top issuing scrolled flying handles, the quartered pear shaped-body with spirals, on a flared base.
Mimikuchi form vases derive from archaic Chinese pottery vessels with similar but less forceful handles and spirals. Similar vases with flying handles are illustrated by Joe Earle in Flower Bronzes of Japan, 1995, pp. 38-42. Provenance: collection of Michael Goedhuis (label on the base).