Japanese Meiji period Totai shippo cloisonné porcelain: a lidded trinket pot with flowers & geometric designs. This is a lovely lidded trinket pot with no damage, though there is a crack to the side of the lid which is a firing fault (see pictures). It has a darker patina. The kidney shaped cloisons are all arranged very close together.
The flowers on the lid are very pretty, and the designs around the base are rather strange simple and geometric. I have the feeling that the whole design of totai cloisonne was so experimental that geometric designs were appropriate as being also very new and avant guarde. Heading in the direction of Art Deco. This form of cloisonné is created on a porcelain base. The cloisons were applied to the base and the enamels/glazes subsequently.
The method was only attempted for a short period - late 19th century to early 20th - and only in Japan. This is a Meiji period piece. Please take a look at my other items. The item "Japanese Meiji period Totai shippo cloisonné porcelain a lidded trinket pot" is in sale since Friday, August 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Cloisonne".
The seller is "manysplendouredthings" and is located in Twickenham. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion, South africa.