Rare Japanese Totai Tree Bark Cloisonne Ginger Jar, Meiji Period, Circa 1890
One of the rarer forms of Japanese ceramics, totai or "tree bark" cloisonne combined a ceramic base with cloisonne technique to create the design. Due to the technical difficulty in making totai cloisonne, it was only done for several decades during Japan's Meiji Period in the late 19th and early 20th century. This lovely little ginger jar, featuring a bird with leaves and flowers, is an especially nice example. The jar measures 4 inches tall, 3 inches at its widest point, 2 inches at its top, and 1 5/8 inches at its base. In unusually nice condition for a piece of totai, the ginger jar is in excellent condition, apart from a few very tiny and unobtrusive flecks around the rim (see photos 8 and 9).
The item "Rare Japanese Totai Tree Bark Cloisonne Ginger Jar, Meiji Period, Circa 1890" is in sale since Sunday, January 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "signednumbered" and is located in Georgetown, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Cloisonne
- Age: 1850-1899
- Type: Ginger Jar
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Color: Multi-Color