7581 Yasumi Nakajima (1906-1988)
A bronze vessel of abstract form with green patina
Signed: Yasumi to the base
Japan 20th century Shōwa period
Dimensions: H. 35.5cm x W. 30cm x D. 11cm (14” x 12” x 4½”)
Tomobako (original box) inscribed:
Lid: Seido shuhan henko (Flat green bronze vase with mottled red patina)
Lid interior: Yasumi
Exhibited at the Kansai-ten (Kansai Exhibition), date unknown.
Yasumi Nakajima lived and worked in Osaka. He exhibited at the Osaka Prefectural and Municipal exhibitions and was a member of the All Japan Decorative Art Association. He also exhibited at the Nitten (Japan Art Exhibition). Nakajima won numerous prizes for his work with its flowing, elegantly stylised lines and abstract forms. Preferring the medium of bronze, his pieces glow with rich colour.