Antique Japanese Enamel Cloisonné Vase

Exceptional Antique Signed Japanese Enamel Cloisonné Vase with Chrysanthemums and Butterflies

$135.00 Regular price $225.00

Age:1912-1926 (Taisho Period)

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 7-3/4"h

Offered is a beautifully detailed cloisonné vase with a translucent gleaming black enamel foundation and details making a subtle color combination and gradations of flowers, vines and geometric motif. The tapered form has a slightly flared neck decorated in polychrome enamels.

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.