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Ando Large Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Banana Leaf & Rooster Vases 26" - $4250 (RICHARDSON)

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RENNER near SHILO

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Please Note: When looking at the photos..The tops of both vases look out of round and the necks look crooked. THEY ARE NOT.. IT JUST APPEARS THAT WAY IN THE PHOTOS.
These are a very fine large pair of banana leaf and rooster vases. They are 26 x 1/2" tall. Although unsigned they are definetely the work of Ando and most likely done by Kawade. Both of these vases have some problems BUT IT IS SO VERY RARE TO FIND THIS HIGH QUALITY OF WORK IN LARGE PIECES SUCH AS THESE. The vases are worked in silver and copper wires. In my opinion the vase on the left is in much better condition than the one on the right. Condition is as follows. Both vases have areas with cracks. Both have areas with enamel loss/chips. The vase on the left has 2 areas of enamel loss on the banana leaves) and under the top rim . The left vases top rim is bent in the back. The vase on the right has a chip/enamel loss located 2 leafs to the right of the leaf with 2 yellow spots. This same vase has an old repair done on butterfly design and also has a loose metal bottom. Both vase have some nicks to the top metal rims. Despite this both vases display very well. There are total of 5 bumble bees on both the vases. NO TEXTS. PLEASE CALL AT show contact info .
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