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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Nagoya (made)

  • Date:

    c.1960

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ando Company (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cloisonné enamel vase decorated in <i>tsuiki-jippo</i>, a technique whereby a design is hammered into the body and covered with foil before enamelling.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edwin Davies

  • Museum number:

    FE.59:1, 2-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This tall copper vase has an applied chrome-plated rim and base plate. The design of chrysanthemum flowers and leaves has been executed in the technique called tsuiki-jippo, where the design is hammered into the body and then covered in silver foil prior to enamelling. In this case, the vase has been decorated in various shades of green, white, yellow and purple transparent enamels. The dull matt brown counter-enamel, which is also used inside the foot, is often associated with work of the Ando Company of Nagoya, which still produces very similar work today.

Physical description

Cloisonné enamel vase decorated with chrysanthemums. The vase has a copper body with an applied chrome rim and base-plate.

Place of Origin

Nagoya (made)

Date

c.1960

Artist/maker

Ando Company (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Cloisonné enamel vase decorated in tsuiki-jippo, a technique whereby a design is hammered into the body and covered with foil before enamelling.

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm, Width: 9.5 cm

Descriptive line

Cloisonné enamel vase decorated with chrysanthemums, unsigned but probably by the Ando Company, Nagoya, Japan, c.1960 or later.

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

Irvine, Gregory. Japanese Cloisonné. (London:V&A Publications, 2006), p. 112.
Japanese Cloisonne

Materials

Cloisonne enamel; Copper; Chrome

Techniques

Enamelling

Categories

Vases; Metalwork; Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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