Bronze vase in the form of a length of bamboo, by Nagoshi Yagoro
A bronze vase in the form of a length of bamboo, the ‘nodes’ naturalistically depicted. One side depicts two buds. The slightly recessed base is engraved with the three-character signature of Nagoshi Yagoro.
Nagoshi Yagoro Masaharu (d. 1880) was a 10th-generation kettle master and a bronze maker who perfectly understood metal objects from earlier periods. In 1866 he made a bronze lid with a pierced finial in the shape of a floret for a Momoyama – Edo period, late 16th – 17th century, iron tea-kettle of ‘Amidado’ type by Tsuji Yojiro. 
- Christie’s New York, 18 September 2013, lot 672