Top Quality 19c Antique Meiji Period Japanese Bronze Cloisonne Vase
3500 "Make us an offer" Listings/. Top Quality 19c Antique Meiji Period Japanese Bronze Cloisonne Vase. Lovely and beautifully made piece. With a stunning scene of a bird in a Ginbari medaillion. Originally part of the Catherina collection of Japanese bronzes and cloisonne that was partly auctioned in Amsterdam in 2006 at Sothebys. Some pieces are pictured in the catalogue of the collection from an Exhibition on Japanese and Chinese Cloisonne in the Princessenhof Museum in 1992. Cloisonné is a way of enamelling an object, (typically made of copper) whereby fine wires are used to delineate the decorative areas (cloisons in French, hence cloisonné) into which enamel paste is applied before the object is fired and polished. The Japanese characters used for the word shipp (the Japanese term for enamelware) mean'Seven Treasures'. Which is a reference to the seven treasures mentioned in Buddhist texts. Although these treasures may vary, they generally included at least some of the following: gold, silver, emerald, coral, agate, lapis lazuli, giant clamshell, glass and pearl. The Japanese applied this expression to the rich colours found on Chinese enamel wares and later to those they made themselves.
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The item "Top Quality 19c Antique Meiji Period Japanese Bronze Cloisonne Vase" is in sale since Monday, June 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "theceramics_and_collectibles" and is located in Amsterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Plates
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Age: 19th century
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Original/Reproduction: Original