A wonderful Art Deco hand painted Japanese Vase made for Liberty & Co heavily gilded and jewelling with Bird motif in the Egyptian hieroglyphics style so probably made around the time of the discovery of Tutankhamun 1923
We have two very similar Vases with slight difference around top rim so we are selling them separately
6.5 inches (16.5cm) height X 4.5 inches (11.5cm) dia approx
Good Antique Condition with light wear commensurate with age and mentioned for accuracy
Marked underneath L & Co - Nippon in green and with artists touch mark
Circa : Early 1920's
Price includes safe UK shipping - safe International shipping at cost
LIBERTY & CO.
In 1875, Liberty & Co.'s first small shop opened on Regent Street in London's emergent West End. It grew into a showcase for cosmopolitan goods, and the company became synonymous with exotic and avant-garde design. In particular, Liberty garments were associated with the Aesthetic movement.
Arthur Lasenby Liberty (1843–1917), the company's founder, was the son of a small provincial draper. From 1862 his formative business and aesthetic experiences were at Farmer and Rogers' Oriental Warehouse, Regent Street, specializing in fashionable Kashmir shawls and oriental goods.
At Liberty's, Middle Eastern and Asian goods determined the character of the store. Sympathetic to Arts and Crafts ideals, which rejected factory production in favor of hand craft and sought to beautify everyday things, Lasenby Liberty's ambition became the reform of dress and home furnishings along "artistic" lines. As an entrepreneur, he found ways of supplying an expanding market with exotic, handmade goods in a retail environment evoking an oriental souk rather than a conventional department store
Ashmore, Sonia. "Liberty's Orient: Taste and Trade in the Decorative Arts in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, 1875–1914." Ph.D. diss., The London Institute/The Open University, 2001.
Okabe, Masayuki et al., eds. The Liberty Style. Tokyo: Japan Art and Culture Association, 1999.
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