Massive Pair of Japanese Cloisonne enamel baluster vases, Meiji Period, each
decorated in brightly colored enamels with butterflies hovering above
various types of flowering chrysanthemum bushes, all silhouetted against a
mirror black ground, stylized floral bands encircling the shoulder, waisted at the
neck and above the flaring foot, and wide abstract foliate bands at the rim and
foot (slight damage to the foot). Provenance: Former collection of Mettie C Jones, Long
Beach, CA; items reputed to have been purchased at the Twentieth Century Fox
studio auctions in 1935, and later MGM studio auctions. height: 47 inches, 120 cm.