11 3/4" high late Meiji period (19th century) Japanese silver wire cloisonne bottle form vase with flaring mouth superbly decorated around the circumference at the base of the neck with a ferocious flaming three-clawed dragon with gaping mouth set against a red background. Flowering plants and a single butterfly decorate the bulbous bottom. Copper rims are at the mouth and base. The traditional blue counter-enamel is in the interior. Excellent overall condition with no dents, losses, chips ...click for details
Japanese cloisonne covered vase on an earthenware substrate with "kidney bean" cloisons, most likely from the Kinkozan Satsuma kiln in Kyoto. The body of the vase is decorated with flowers, butterflies, and symbols set against a blue background. A brown band encircles the upper shoulder while green bands extend around the neck and base. There is an unidentified impressed seal on the foot rim. Meiji period (circa 1870s). Stands 8 ¼” high. Very good overall condition. There is a ver ...click for details
Japanese cloisonne covered jar on an earthenware substrate with "kidney bean" cloisons, most likely from the Kinkozan Satsuma kiln in Kyoto. The body of the jar is decorated on the front and back with two darker blue floral panels set against a lighter powder blue floral decorated background. Meiji period (circa 1870s). 4 1/2" tall x 4" at the shoulder. Very good overall condition.
Japanese hexagonal form blue ground cloisonne enamel vase decorated with a single bird flying over flowering plants. Green counter enamel at the base and interior. Bronze rims are at the mouth and foot. 9 5/8" high. Late Meiji to early Taisho period (circa pre-1910 to pre-1925). Very good overall condition. There is one small flaw in the enamel (see enlargement 10) and the rim is slightly dinged.