Japanese cloisonne enamel orchid vase early Showa period. The vase of squashed form boldly decorated with a fine red ground enamel. To the central band beautifully placed orchids grace the red enamel with colours of white with tints of yellow and red. The base signed to the centre with the Ando company mark and the rim stamped silver.
Notes | Ando Cloisonné Company (安藤七宝店) is a Japanese cloisonné making company located in Sakae, Nagoya, central Japan. Founded in the late 19th century by Andō Jubei (Jusaburo 1876-1953) and his brother in law Andō Juzaemon they made the cloisonne company a huge success. They recruited Kawade Shibatarō (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 | 20.5cm High x 27cm Wide
Condition | Excellent Condition, minor wear consistent with age, no damage or restoration.