The Edwin Liebman Collection Online Auction

March 22 — 22, 2018
Auction begins to close at 12 am ET

Online Auction
LOT 400

Lot 400

Japanese Bronze and Copper Alloy Ikebana Vase, Takahashi Keiten, mid 20th century

Japanese Bronze and Copper Alloy Ikebana Vase, Takahashi Keiten, mid 20th century
Lot 400 Details
Japanese Bronze and Copper Alloy Ikebana Vase, Takahashi Keiten, mid 20th century

with mottled patination and impressed two character signature
height 4.5 in — 11.5 cm

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $390
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Note:

Born in Yamagata Prefecture in 1920, Takahashi Keiten studied metal casting in 1950 under Nagano Tetsushi. His work was accepted into the Nitten exhibition of 1951. Since then, he has been awarded numerous prizes at craft fairs and exhibitions and has presented his work to the Showa Emperor and the Heisei Emperor. In 1996 he was designated Juyo Mukei Bunkazai (commonly known as a Living National Treasure).

CONDITION DETAILS

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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