Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Nagoya (made)

  • Date:

    c.1912-26 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ando Company (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cloisonne enamel vase using yusen (with wires) and Shosen (few wires) techniques.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edwin Davies

  • Museum number:

    FE.35:1, 2-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The copper body of the vase has a rolled lip with an applied blackened silver rim and base plate. There is a silver yusen and shosen enamel design of Chinese Spinach (Amaranthus Tricolour; Hageito in Japanese), a plant grown specifically for its decorative variegated foliage. The subtle variations in the colour of the leaves have been recreated by the careful use of hues of red, green and yellow enamels. The almost three-dimensional quality of the leaves is testament to the remarkable technical skills of the enameller. The vase has a pale grey-green enamel and the base plate carries the silver yusen mark of the Ando Company on a dark brown enamel base; this colour has also been used for the counter-enamel. For a pair of vases (with Imperial Crests) by the Ando Company which are decorated with a similar plant see Meiji no Takara no. 53 or Japanese Imperial Craftsmen, no. 99.

Physical description

Cloisonné enamel vase with a decorative plant design. This vase has a copper body with an applied blackened silver rim and brest plate.

Place of Origin

Nagoya (made)

Date

c.1912-26 (made)

Artist/maker

Ando Company (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Cloisonne enamel vase using yusen (with wires) and Shosen (few wires) techniques.

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of the Ando Company

Dimensions

Height: 36 cm, Width: cm 19

Descriptive line

Cloisonné enamel vase with a decorative plant design, mark of the Ando Company, Nagoya, Japan, c.1912-26

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

Irvine, Gregory. Japanese Cloisonné. (London:V&A Publications, 2006), p. 77
Japanese Cloisonne

Materials

Cloisonne enamel; Copper; Silver

Techniques

Enamelling

Categories

Vases; Containers; Metalwork

Collection

East Asia Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.