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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Nagoya (made)

  • Date:

    c.1880-85 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jinnoei, Ota (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cloisonné enamel vases with the two halks in <i>yusen</i> (with wires) technique. Each vase has a copper body with applied silver rims and base-plates while the inner neck-rings are silver-gilt.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edwin Davies

  • Museum number:

    FE.32:1 to 4-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The copper bodies have applied silver rims and base plates, and the inner neck-rings are of silver-gilt. There are small circular geometric patterns in red enamel around the rims and base. The decoration is of two tethered hawks on curtained rails in gold yusen enamels. There is some shaded enamelling on the wing feather tips and to the curtain, which is decorated with a scrolling flower design, and there is a wood-grain effect to the perches. The theme of hawks and other birds of prey was frequently associated with the samurai class and was popular in Japanese art. For example, there is a famous set of twelve bronze hawks on perches exhibited at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago by the great metalworker Suzuki Chokichi. The bottoms of the vases are stamped with the two character seal Ota [Jinnoei] within a tripod incense burner (koro) cartouche.

Physical description

Pair of cloisonné enamel vases each decorated with a tethered hawk on a perch. Each vase has a copper body with applied silver rims and base-plates while the inner neck-rings are silver-gilt.

Place of Origin

Nagoya (made)

Date

c.1880-85 (made)

Artist/maker

Jinnoei, Ota (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Cloisonné enamel vases with the two halks in yusen (with wires) technique. Each vase has a copper body with applied silver rims and base-plates while the inner neck-rings are silver-gilt.

Marks and inscriptions

With the seal of Ota Jinnoei

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 cm, Width: 5.5 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of cloisonné enamel vases each decorated with a tethered hawk on a perch, seal of Ota Jinnoei, Nagoya, Japan, c.1880-85.

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

Irvine, Gregory. Japanese Cloisonné. (London:V&A Publications, 2006), p. 73
Japanese Cloisonne
Irvine, Gregory. Japanese Cloisonné Enamels. (London: V&A Publishing, 2011). pl. 39
Japanese Cloisonne Enamels

Materials

Cloisonne enamel; Silver; Copper; Silver-gilt

Techniques

Enamelling

Categories

Vases; Containers; Metalwork

Collection

East Asia Collection

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