Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Vase | Takahara Komajiro

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    Japanese cloisonne enamel vase signed by Takahara Komajiro. The vase of ovoid shape with splayed foot and flat base, decorated extensively with butterflies, flowers and scrollwork amongst geometric patterns and a black enamel background. Signed to the base with a two character mark for Takahara, Meiji period.

    Notes | Takahara Komajiro 高原駒次郎 often referred to as the most well known and consistent maker of Kyoto-jippo wares. Opening his studio in 1984 and working through the gold era of Japanese metalwork the Meiji period. The majority of Takahara’s work can be identified by the common use of roundels in the scenes with black enamel backgrounds and colourful scenes within them.

    Measurements | 20.5cm High x 13.5cm Wide

    Condition | Excellent, no damage or restoration to the cloisonne. Minor wear consistent with age.