GORGEOUS SET OF JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD CLOISONNE FLORAL AND FAN MOTIF BELT BUCKLES. A wonderful and gorgeous pair of early Japanese cloisonne floral and fan motif belt buckles.Circa 1910, the Meiji Period. They measure 3" wide by 1 7/8" high and weigh 1.092 ounces or 30.96 grams.
The buckles are done with a brass yusen on a light blue ground. These were made by filling the compartments with colored glass, which they were then backed and fired to create the enamel filling. They will build several layers of enamel, which are applied and backed to build up the compartments until the surface is flush or even. The end result is a gorgeous colorful motif. With this motif, the enamel is a floral and fan design done in beautiful colors of blues, greens, black, reds, purple, yellows and pinks.
The outer edge is done in a scalloped brass frame with the back being done with a green enamel. The cloisonne definition is enamel work in which colored areas are separated by thin metal bands fixed edgewise to the ground and the origin is French.
Cloisonne is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects in recent Centuries using vitreous enamel and in older periods, inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials. The enamel works are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which needs to then be fired in a kiln. This set is in great condition.
What a great addition to add to a buckle collection, but more over for any cloisonne collector. We will break it down for you upon end of sale in the invoice. If you have any questions or concerns, we are easy to get along with.
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In regard to furniture and accessories, we sell antique furniture and accessories. As most people know, these pieces become more beautiful with age because of movements and distress in the woods, some having restoration. Spindle turnings will not be uniform and swell unevenly with age.Wood tends to get stress fractures on support systems and where wide board construction is used. Eighty-five percent of 18th Century veneers have had some restoration during their life. Pine secondary woods might fracture, making overlays and veneers have the same fracture lines. Old finishes might alligator, fade, fish-eye or darken depending on where the pieces were placed. All of these are desired by a true collector and gives it personality.
Do not expect these early pieces to be like new. These pieces age gracefully just as we do, giving them unique personality. We do our best to describe and photograph all items thoroughly, but handle a quantity of pieces every day and might miss something. We know if they tick, run, move and are in tune with the quality of sound, but offer no guarantees on these items.
You are welcome to personally view or pick your item up at our showroom, which contains Early American to Continental furniture, fine paintings and prints, fine porcelains and glass, plus almost every category pertaining to our past. Open seven days a week 10:00 A. The item "GORGEOUS PR JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD CLOISONNE FLORAL AND FAN MOTIF BELT BUCKLES" is in sale since Tuesday, February 10, 2015. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Belt Buckles".
The seller is "sirrichardvtant" and is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.