A Rare and Exceptional Japanese Mid Shōwa Period Flower Vase of Beaker outline, by Ando Jubei (1876-1953) a Japanese cloisonne Artist from Nagoyo, mid Twentieth Century
The copper body with a mounted silver top rim and base plate. The dark olive green ground is wire decorated with large-headed Vine and Grape detail in shaded silver yusen, shosen and musen enamels. The faint colours of the foliage and grape and the vanishing stems have an almost eternal quality. The decoration is distinctively modern in feel and does not follow or imitate and recognisably traditional Japanese style. The same enamel has been applied to the base which has the mark of the Ando Company in silver yusen enamel
This is a very rare Vase which has been quite difficult to produce. For more Literature see Gregory Irvine, Japanese Cloisonne, V&A, 2006, page 97 for a similar example in the Victoria and Albert Collection, see final image.
Condition: This piece is in mint condition.
Mark of Ando Company's cipher logo underneath.
Height: (entire) 8.75” (22.25cm). Diameter: (top rim) 4” (10.25cm).
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The Shōwa era (昭和, Shōwa) refers to the period of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) from December 25, 1926 until his death on January 7, 1989.