Japanese heavily detailed Cloisonné tripod censer. Intricately detailed throughout with multiple scenes of mythical beasts amongst scrolling cloisonné boarders, foliage and flowers. The lid covered in a matching scrolling boarder with the majority covered in colours of green. The underneath decorated mainly in black enamel with a scrolling decoration to the centre. The censer decorated in the Namikawa Yasuyuki style however the piece is unsigned.
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 decorated pieces see Christies Japanese and Korean Art 22nd September 2005 Lot 251 and Christies Japanese & Korean Art 11th September 2012 Lot 142A
Measurements: 12.5cm H x 10.5cm W x 10.5cm D