This is a most unusual and charming Art Deco themed cloisonne vase - circa 1925-1935. Measuring 7 1/2" tall and 3 1/4" diameter at the widest, the vase is in a very rare lime green color with a band of Egyptian Ibises on a golden ground. Two tiny dimples and a tiny flaw at the neck that one has to look for to find. There is an old collectors number engraved on the bottom rim. One of the few Art Deco cloisonne vases we have ever had.
During the roaring twenties and the early thirties, jazzy Art Deco was the rage. Among other themes, Art Deco expressed excitement over a stunning archeological find in Egypt. In 1922, archeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor, Lord Carnarvon, thrilled the world with their discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Reporters and tourists thronged the site for a glimpse at treasures which had laid nearly undisturbed for over 3,000 years. Soon a fascination for Egypt found expression in clothing, jewelry, furniture, graphic design and -- of course - even the Japanese cloisonné artists. The term Art Deco was coined from The Exposition des Arts Decoratifs held in Paris in 1925.