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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Nagoya (made)

  • Date:

    c.1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kodenji, Hayashi (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cloisonné enamelled vase with a copper body with transparent red enamel.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edwin Davies

  • Museum number:

    FE.28:1, 2-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The copper-bodied vase has an applied silver-gilt rim and inner neck-ring; the silver base plate has a silver-gilt interior. The vase has a nanako ground, its lower part being decorated with a hammered and engraved design of a pair of carp emerging from pondweed into over-hanging wisteria. The vase has been covered with transparent red enamel in the technique known as akasuke, which is believed to have been invented around 1880 by Ota Jinnoei and Honda Yosaburo. The inner base plate carries the mark and engraved five-character signature Nagoya Hayashi Ko[denji].

Physical description

Cloisonné enamel vase decorated with carp and wisteria. The vase has a copper body with an applied silver-gilt rim and inner neck plate; the silver base-plate has a silver-gilt interior.

Place of Origin

Nagoya (made)

Date

c.1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Kodenji, Hayashi (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Cloisonné enamelled vase with a copper body with transparent red enamel.

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm, Width: 6.5 cm

Descriptive line

Cloisonné enamel vase decorated with carp and wisteria, mark and signature of Hayashi Kodenji, Nagoya, Japan, c.1890

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Irvine, Gregory. Japanese Cloisonné. (London:V&A Publications, 2006), p. 68
Japanese Cloisonne

Materials

Copper; Silver; Silver-gilt; Cloisonne enamel

Techniques

Enamelling

Categories

Vases; Containers; Metalwork

Collection

East Asia Collection

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