Antique Japanese Miniature Cloisonné Vase

Antique Japanese Miniature Cloisonné Trumpet Shaped Vase | Signed takahara Komajiro

$150.00 Regular price $210.00

Age:1912-1926 (Taisho Period)

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 6-0"h

Fine Cloisonné enamel trumpet shaped vase is decorated with a intricate foil blue butterfly and floral polychrome motif on a black ground. This technique is referred to as Ginbari where foil was first laid down on the body of the vase, and then covered with transparent or translucent enamel. As shown this causes a brilliant shimmering effect. Enameled stylized flowers and simulated foliage create a nice contrast against the black background. The piece has a long thinly tapered neck and is raised on a short rimmed base

Vintage Condition: Excellent with the inlay all 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.