Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Vases Ando Company (att.)


Jungin Pure Silver Rims 銀製

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    Attributed to Ando Cloisonne Company

    From our Japanese collection we are pleased to offer a Japanese Meiji period cloisonne enamel vase pair. The pair of globular shape decorated with a striking dark-blue almost black ground enamel featuring delicately placed Chrysanthemums and Cosmos flowers stemming from bright green leaves of varying shades. The base featuring an alternating geometric pattern bordering the base of the flower stems. The rims cast of silver with the Jungin Mark 銀 製 to the base. Firmly attributed to the Ando Company and dated to the Meiji period (1868-1912) circa 1910. The pair come with associated wooden stands.

    Jungin character mark 銀 製 is found on objects containing silver and literally translates to pure silver. It was used primarily during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and for a duration after

    Ando Cloisonné 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 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.

    Measurements 9cm High x 7cm Diameter (3.54 x 2.76 Inches)

    Condition Very Good, one vase with a small hairline in the base and minor surface wear.

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