BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL FLORAL VASES FROM THE LATE MEIJI PERIOD. We have the privilege to offer you these beautiful Japanese cloisonne enamel floral vases from the late Meiji period. They measure 7 1/8" tall, 2 7/16" diameter at the mouth opening and 2 1/2 diameter at the bases.
Features a gorgeous floral design with a humming bird on each vase, which has been executed in a free and natural manner in silver, maybe silver yusen on a blue ground. The bodies have an applied silver rim and an applied silver base rim.
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.
The vases are in great condition and the colors within these gorgeous pieces compliment each other well. A great addition for any cloisonne collector. Would look gorgeous in a sun room with an array of flowers! 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. We have photographed every part for you, so that you can see the condition. Feel free to ask any questions or if you need more detailed photos, we are easy to deal with. Sir Richards Antiques and Fine Art Center c/o Richard and Barbara Woodard 3487 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677.
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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 "JAPANESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL FLORAL VASES FROM THE LATE MEIJI PERIOD" is in sale since Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Cloisonne". The seller is "sirrichardvtant" and is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.