Condition: Excellent

Pair of Meiji Period Japanese Cloisonne Vases

A fine, unusual pair of early (Meiji period) vases in ‘standard cloisonne’, (yusen jippo), each decorated with six panels of flowers and butterflies. The vases are typical ovoid forms in muted base colors of black, brown, ochre, and light and dark blue, with small touches of pink, green, yellow, red, white, and highlighted with ‘tea-gold stone’, (chakin-seki). Approximate age: 1880-1900. The condition is excellent with no wear or damage to either piece. Dimensions: 4-¾”h.

Note: ‘Standard Cloisonne’ is a term used to describe enamelware in which wires are attached to the basic shape by soldering, and then the various color enamels are applied between the wires, fired, and then finally polished.

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