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Vase with sparrows and bamboo

Glossary

cloisonné

  • cloisonné

    Decorative technique in which wires are attached to a metal body and coloured enamels are applied between the wires.

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    • Lower ground floor | Room 1 | Exploring the Past

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  • Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912 by Oliver Impey and Joyce Seaman

    Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period

    Cloisonné enamel vase the body worked in gold wire with sparrows and bamboo on a midnight blue ground, the borders worked in silver wire with flowering kiri (Paulownia) and scrolls.

    Although signed by the Andō factory mark, we believe that this vase, for stylistic reasons, was probably actually made by Hayashi Kodenji (1831-1915), a highly skilled enameller who worked at one time or another either on his own (there are pieces signed by him) or with other factories, or with the Andō factory; there are pieces signed by both Andō and Hayashi, but that not being the case here does not invalidate our attribution. A jar and cover of very similar work in gold wire in the Khalili Collection (Impey and Fairly, 1994, vol. 3 no. 62) is signed by Hayashi alongside the Andō mark.

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