Antique Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Vase

Antique Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Vase with Songbird and Wisteria Motif

$135.00 Regular price $250.00

Age:1912 (Meiji Period)

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 8-0"h

This is a very fine and beautifully detailed enamel Japanese Cloisonné Vase. It depicts Wisteria and foliage with a detailed songbird in a wonderful color. As the foundation, a translucent and gleaming lavendar enamel gives attention to the motif. It has a silver rim top and bottom finishing off the tapered form with a thick flared neck. The vase is solid color and un-ornamented on the back side, with the decoration on the front and side. 

Vintage Condition: Excellent with the inlay completely intact. “As is”, and both pieces have retained the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted. 

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. The condition is excellent with no wear or damage to either piece. A collector should note that the popularity of cloisonné as a whole slumped early in the Taisho era, (1912-1926), and again in 2008. Since dealer prices have been reduced by around 50%, it would be a good time to purchase for the investment will again be realized in the near future when appreciation of the workmanship and popularity returns.