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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Nagoya (made)

  • Date:

    c.1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kodenji, Hayashi (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pair of cloisonné enamel vases decorated in silver <i>yusen</i> (with wire) enamels.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edwin Davies

  • Museum number:

    FE.55:1 to 4-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The left-hand vase represents day and has a copper body with an applied silver rim, inner neck-ring and base plate. The pale blue-green ground is decorated in silver yusen enamels with purple and white irises and other flowers by a rocks and a stylised swirling stream. There is subtle green shading to the white irises. The right-hand vase depicts a similar scene but this time at night. The copper body on this vase has an applied silver-gilt rim, inner neck-ring and base plate. The design, set against a very dark blue enamel ground, is again of purple and white irises beside rocks and a swirling stream, but here executed in gold yusen. Both vases have within concentric circles on their bases the engraved inscription Dai Nihon Aichi Hayashi saku (Made by Hayashi [Kodenji] of Aichi Prefecture, Great Japan) and the mark of Hayashi Kodenji.

Physical description

Pair of cloisonné enamel vases decorated with irises bearing the mark of Hayashi Kodenji. Each vase has a copper body with an applied silver rim, base-plate and inner neck-ring.

Place of Origin

Nagoya (made)

Date

c.1910 (made)

Artist/maker

Kodenji, Hayashi (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pair of cloisonné enamel vases decorated in silver yusen (with wire) enamels.

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of Hayashi Kodenji.

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 cm, Width: 13 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of cloisonné enamel vases decorated with irises, mark of Hayashi Kodenji, Nagoya, Japan, c.1910.

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

Irvine, Gregory. Japanese Cloisonné. (London:V&A Publications, 2006), p. 104.
Japanese Cloisonne
Irvine, Gregory. Japanese Cloisonné Enamels. (London: V&A Publishing, 2011). pl. 24.
Japanese Cloisonne Enamels.

Materials

Cloisonne enamel; Copper; Silver

Techniques

Enamelling

Categories

Vases; Metalwork; Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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