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Meiji Period Cloisonne Inkwell


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1920: Item # 961342

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Here is a three-footed cloisonné inkwell of round form and inverted rim designed with chidori-shaped cartouches in textile patterns on its lid and jeweled neckline. In the traditional shippo style of the Meiji Period, this inkwell is decorated with three foliate-shaped cartouches on a deep-blue enameled ground, each interlinked by elaborate clasps in muted enamel colors. Idyllic scenes of nature representative of the Japanese landscape are portrayed on each cartouche - bird perched on sakura tree, cranes watering near stream, overhanging wisteria above iris. This small treasure is in very good condition with Ota Tomashiro attribution and includes copper liner. Height: 3" Meiji Period, Japan