Copper japanese vase

Jul 26, 2021. 02:02 UTC
Copper Japanese Vase
Teri
United States of America

Category
Japanese art

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

Solid copper vase with Japanese marks on bottom.

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within 3 days
Jul 28, 21:59 UTC
By Leah I.

Fair Market Value

$500 - $1,000 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$750 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto. This is a copper vase with the inscription of the artist 赤祖父晓光 Gyôkô Akasofu (1885-1912), an important metalworker during the Meiji period.

Attached are links to all of his other works I could locate, with hammer prices or estimates. I've tried to estimate the price of yours based on these, but note the higher prices below.
Please let me know if I can assist further.

Hammer prices:

Tiger
Hammer price $160
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/64391842_japanese-bronze-okimono-of-a-tiger

Archer
Hammer price $1100
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/88957016_late-19th-c-japanese-archer-bronze-sculpture

2 warriors
Hammer price $11,405
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/17147928_akasofu-gyoko-19th-century-japanese-a-superb-pair-of

estimates:

2 copper ducks, see 晓光作 stamp lower right corner
Est $910-$1365
https://www.epailive.com/goods/12223338?buriedPoint=pp_04

2 figures
Unsold, est. $1775-2310
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/42127481_akasofu-gyoko-pair-of-samurai-bronze-figures-japan

Silver egret
Est $2730
https://www.epailive.com/goods/12443525?buriedPoint=pp_01

Copper peacock, Meiji (mention's Christie's in notes, but I couldn't locate the sale on the Christie's website.)
Est $10,733-14,311
https://www.epailive.com/goods/13329043

Other:

Piece in museum
https://nchdb.boch.gov.tw/assets/overview/antiquity/20201217000025

Many pieces, prices not listed (subscription required)
http://www.artnet.de/k%C3%BCnstler/gyoko-akasofu/

Other:
https://www.asianart.com/phpforum/index.php?method=detailAll&Id=133316

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