+Ando Jubei Japan 1950 Showa Period Cloisonné Enamel Green Bombe Vase
Cloisonné enamel vase designed by Ando Jubei.
Beautiful piece of Japanese decorative arts, created by the Ando Jubei Company during the Showa period, 1926-1989. This vase was carefully crafted with modernist abstract patterns of stylized flowers made up by the difficult cloisonné technique. The design is made by silver wires, with white enamel and a gradation of green colors.
Measurements: Diameter of 10 inches (25.4 Cm) and a height of 7.5 inches (19.05 Cm).
Ando Jubei (1876–1956) was a Japanese cloisonné artist from Nagoya. Along with Hayashi Kodenji, he dominated Nagoya's enameling industry in the late Meiji era. Ando, Namikawa Yasuyuki, and Namikawa Sōsuke are considered the three artists whose technical innovations brought in the "Golden Age for Japanese cloisonné" in the late 19th century. Ando was the Meiji era's most prolific creator of presentation wares: artworks that were commissioned by members of the Imperial Family for presentation to foreign dignitaries. He exhibited at the Japan–British Exhibition of 1910. Today the Ando Jubei company it is one of the very few traditional cloisonné companies still left in japan. the main store in the city of Sakae has a small museum with objects by the Ando company and also at the city of Namikawa city. Objects from Ando Jubei are held in privates collections and in museums like the collections of the Walters Art Museum and the Victoria & Albert museum.
This is an enameling 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 champlevé technique also uses an enameling technique, but the cells are formed by carving into the surface of the object, or in the casting. The cloisonné 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 the items 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 cloisonné technique was revived in the mid 19th century following imports from China, and its use continued in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.
Condition: The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver. All cloisonné parts are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: D091823SENB/.1111