Fine Japanese Meiji period teapot. Richly crafted with floral boarders, scrolling vines and mythical beasts surrounding six main scenes each with circular flower patterns and a bold base colour. To the side flower decoration throughout the cylindrical design meeting a beak shaped spout to one side. To the top of the teapot the lid sits within a designed crevice with a chrysanthemum bud finial. The original moveable enamel handle connected via cast flower shaped hinges. The underneath with very small circular lifted tripod feet. The piece attributed to renowned cloisonne craftsman Namikawa Yasuyuki.
Lot Notes: Cloisonné decoration is formed by first adding compartments to the metal object by soldering very thin strips of silver or gold wires on their edges. These remain visible when the piece is finished, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colours. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln, due to such intricate detailed work higher quality Cloisonné can often result in high prices in auctions.
Lot Reference: For a similar example see Bonhams Fine Japanese and Korean Art 21st March 2018 Lot 2226
Condition: Excellent, one minor cell of enamel missing from the spout.
Measurements: 13.5cm H x 15.5cm W x 12cm D