Fine and unusual Japanese cloisonne enamel flower vase, Tashio-early Showa period. The vase of globular form coloured in a deep moss green enamel glaze with four repeating blossoming flowers with white petals and hints of a reddish brown hue. The base with splayed foot signed to the centre with the Ando Company mark and Jungin silver mark to the rim. A fine vase to compliment any collection, decorative space or to be used as a statement piece.
Notes | Ando Cloisonne Company (安藤七宝店) is a Japanese cloisonne making company located in Sakae, Nagoya, central Japan. Founded in the late 19th century by Ando Jubei (Jusaburo 1876-1953) and his brother-in-law Ando Juzaemon they made the cloisonne company a huge success. They recruited Kawade Shibataro (1856–1921) a renowned cloisonne artist in his own right to be the head of the Ando Company studio who further developed plique-à-jour technique. During the 30 years of the 20th century Ando company employed over 50 cloisonne artists and the company was given an Imperial Warrant of Appointment to the Japanese court.
Provenance | Sourced from a UK single owner collection.
Measurements | 30.5cm High x 17cm Wide (12 x 6.7 Inches)
Condition | Very Good-Excellent, very small indentation to the top metal rim as pictured.