JAPAN 1950, SHOWA PERIOD ANDO CLOISONNE ENAMEL GREEN VASE
A BEAUTYFUL MODERNIST CLOISONNE ENAMEL BOMBE VASE BY ANDO COMPANY.
CREATED IN JAPAN AROUND THE 1950 AFTER THE WWII IN THE SHOWA PERIOD (1926-1989). WAS MADE BY THE ANDO CLOISONNE COMPANY.
A HAND MADE MODERNIST VASE DECORATED WITH CLOISONNE ENAMEL. IS EMBELLISHED WITH STYLIZED DESIGN OF FLOWERS, WITH PREDOMINANT COLORS OF GREEN AND WHITE. CREATED WITH THE THE VERY DIFFICULT TECHNIQUE OF SILVER WIRES AND COLOR DEGRADE.
THE ANDO CLOISONNE COMPANY IT IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW TRADITIONAL CLOISONNE COMPANIES STILL LEFT IN JAPAN. THE MAIN STORE IN SAKAE HAS A SMALL MUSEUM WITH OBJECTS BY THE ANDO COMPANY AND ALSO AT THE NAMIKAWA CITY. OBJECTS FROM ANDO JUBEI ARE HELD IN PRIVATES COLLECTIONS AND IN MUSEUMS LIKE THE COLLECTION OF THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM AND THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM.
Cloisonné is an enamelling technique in which the pattern is formed by wires soldered to the surface of the object to be decorated, which is usually made from copper, forming cells or cloisons, each of which holds a single colour of enamel paste which is then fired, and ground and polished. The champleve technique also uses an enamelling technique, but the cells are formed by carving into the surface ot the object, or in the casting. The cloisonne technique has been in use since the 12th century BC in the west, but the technique did not reach China until the 13th or 14th century. It became popular in China in the 18th century. Initially bronze or brass bodies were used, and in the 19th century copper, at which time the quality of th eitems produced began to decline. Chinese cloisonné is the best known enamel cloisonné, though the Japanese produced large quantities from the mid-19th century, of very high technical quality. In the west the cloisonne technique was revived in the mid 19th century following imports from China, and its use continued in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.
THIS PIECE IS PRETTY BIG AND HAVE A HEIGHT MEASURE OF 7.5 Inches WITH A DIAMETER OF 10 Inches.
IN PERFECT CONDITION WITH IMPECCABLE SURFACE, NO CRACKS OR REPAIRS
INVENTORY REF: D0000SENB/.1111