Fine Meiji period Japanese cloisonne vase attributed to Namikawa Yasuyuki. The vase extensively decorated with intricate detail displaying multiple scenes of mythical creatures. Dragons and phoenix birds surround the perimeter of the vase bordered by exquisite scrolling boarders, flowers, symmetrical patterns and metallic enamelling. The base seemingly unsigned however attributed to Honda Yasaburo due to the extremely high quality.
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 similar see Bonhams Fine Japanese Art Sale 17th May 2018 Lot 511 and Christies Sale 5546 Asobi 15th October 2014 Lot 106
Condition: Excellent, very minor wear consistent with age.
Measurements: 9cm Height x Width x Depth