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We might check emails via Trocadero during holidays, however, the shippment will resume on January 7, 2015. Please send your message through the (order/inquire)area in each item's page, so that we can answer your questions. Thank you.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1252642 (stock #T-P1177)
RYOUTAN
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A lovely brilliant blue cloisonné vase with snake gourd motif made during Meiji period. This beautiful enamel vase is decorated with elaborate silver wired cloisonné technique and delicate color graduation used in flower pedals and leaves, which reminds us of the dedicated craftsmanship of that time. It is hard to find such elaborate hand made wired cloisonné today...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1244526 (stock #T-J1095)
RYOUTAN
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A lovely pair of Owari cloisonne wired enamel vases, delicately decorated with beautiful spring flowers, such as cherry blossom, wisteria, daisy and bell flower against deep navy ground. Some lovely songbirds are also depicted in vivid detail with elaborate wired cloisonne technique.

This pair of vases are highly sophisticated because the same pictures on a vase are drawn symmetrically for both of them. It conveys the joyful atmosphere of warm spring time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1244067 (stock #T-BN1040)
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A pair of precious cloisonne enamel vases made during Meiji period. This vases are decorated with the elaborate wired cloisonne technique and delicate color graduation used in flower pedals and leaves, which reminds us of the painstaking craftsmanship of that time. Although the shape, the hight, and the ground color of the twin vases are almost same, motifs in the center of the vase and design patterns of the mouth and the base are uniquely depicted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1243389 (stock #T-BN1070)
RYOUTAN
$2,800.00
This rarely found cubic raised cloisonne enamel small box is decorated with a motif of carp against refreshing light blue background. It looks like the carps on the lid are really swimming in fresh water, as it is decorated with the transparent cloisonne, using both wired and non-wired cloisonne technique. The transparent cloisonne is one of the cloisonne enamel technique. The raised enamel is laid between thin raised metal lines and heated...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1242726 (stock #T-BN1137)
RYOUTAN
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An elegant, superb and precious Meiji cloisonne vase made by Ando Jubei. Just like an ink-wash painting, it is decorated with less colorful tone to express the subtle and profound beauty of the cherry blossom on full moon night. A highly artistic cloisonne enamel work...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1240364 (stock #T-BN1072)
RYOUTAN
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A superb Meiji cloisonne enamel vase made by Ota Hyozo of Meiji period. A slender hexagonal vase delicately decorated with tapering panels of different seasonal flowers, such as Wisteria, chrysanthemums, lilies, poppy, maple tree and cherry blossom, worked in elaborate silver and gilt wire technique. The neck and shoulder of the vase is decorated with geometric designs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1240212 (stock #T-I1086)
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A lovely antique cloisonne small box made during Meiji period. Decorated with elavorate wired cloisonne technique, which is one of enameling technique, in various colors. The cover is decorated with a detailed drawings of a phoenix, that is a good luck charm, surrounded by cherry blossom floweral pattern. The four sides are decorated with cherry blossom in pink, light blue and white pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1240091 (stock #T-P1055)
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A fabulous Meiji cloisonne tea set made by "Takahara Komakichi" during Meiji period. Many of Takahara's tea sets were made mainly for exporting to Europe and the U.S. at that time.

They are decorated with wired cloisonne technique, using copper ground and copper wire coated with gold...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1240086 (stock #T-BN1071)
RYOUTAN
$3,200.00
A splendid enameling-on-metal flower vase by Ogasawara Shuzo, using the technique of the transparent enameling on metal made during Meiji Era. The upper part of the vase is decorated with the beautiful turquoise blue ground, and in the center, three carps are freshly drawn as if they are really swimming in water. Under the sunlight, the scales of these fishes shine as if they are alive in this beautiful flower vase...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1236765 (stock #T-M870)
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A lovely pair of vases decorated with gold fishes and Japanese Wisteria using silver wires on the bright light blue ground. Such silver wire technique adds luxurious impression to this beautiful vases. The shoulders of the vases are painted with Wisteria flowers swinging in the wind, while two lovely gold fishes are swimming lively in the center of the each vase. It give us the image of freshening breeze in the delightful early summer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1236508 (stock #T-K837)
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A beautiful Meiji wired cloisonne vase, decorated with auspicious motifs such as phoenix, dragon and flowers in arabesque pattern. Simple yet gorgeous small vase, with the small golden dots on the surface that glitter under the light. Inside is colored with elegant turquoise green. We assume this vase was made during late Meiji period or beginning of Taisho period, as it has the taste of rather modern design layout pattern. The rim of the mouth and the body are made of copper.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1235895 (stock #T-I799)
RYOUTAN
$850.00
An elegant tall cloissone vase, decorated with a bluebirds and camellia flowers on vermilion or bright red back ground. Two birds look like they are lively chatting over the camellia tree, which is delicately depicted with silver lined outlines and detailed color gradation. Simple yet refined Meiji cloissone vase. The rem and the bottom of the vase is copper made.

Condition: This lovely vase is in excellent condition, with no chips, no cracks and no restrations.

Size: Mouth ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1234949 (stock #T-Z779)
RYOUTAN
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A very unique shaped Meiji cloisonne vase with auspicious motifs such as Phoenix and arabesque pattern. The form and the motifs give us an impression of exotic oriental countries, and the chrysanthemum design adds some traditional Japanese touch, various oriental cultures are unified in harmony.

The arabesque pattern came to Japan originally from the Islamic art via Chinese art. The vitality of vines were considered as a symbol of growth and prosperity, therefore, it was regarded as a k...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1232723 (stock #T-M752)
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A pair of elegant "Ando" enamel cloisonne vase of Meiji-period. Lovely butterflies and cherry blossom pedals floating against the evergreen background. The delicate wings of the butterflies are elaborately painted in various color gradation. Such delicate and detailed color works are rarely found in today's enamel works. The contrast of the colors are highlighted with the elaborate wire cloisonne technique of "Owari Shippo" tradition.

"Owari cloisonne" was started around the end of Ed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1232604 (stock #T-M745)
RYOUTAN
$4,000.00
Brilliant Owari Cloisonne vase decorated with shining gold fishes by Hayashi Kodenji(1831-1915), one of the best Meiji-era cloisonne masters. This tiny vase demonstrates the essential beauty of the cloisonne art works. The elegant gold fishes on the vase really look like as if they are swimming in the fresh water of light blue background. It actually looks much more beautiful than it appears on the catalog photos.

Hayashi Kodenji is a traditional industrial artist of Owari who was hi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1230496 (stock #T-BN1119)
RYOUTAN
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A beautiful Meiji enamel cloisonne jar and cover with ansa, decorated with four pictures of traditional auspicious motifs, such as flying cranes with Mt. Fuji, dragon, cherry blossom and phoenix. Each auspicious icons has its own meaning. For example, a crane is one of the Japanese waterfowl, which has long life. An actual estimated life expectancy is about 90 years. Therefore, cranes has been fond since ancient times as an good omen for good health and long life. Also for its beauty and pair-bo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1230375 (stock #T-BN1118)
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A superb Meiji cloisonne enamel jar and cover of almost spherical form, decorated with various traditional Noh costume patterns and designs worked in bold/thin wire. Although unsigned, this jar can be attributed to Namikawa Yasuyuki by its refined design, palette and techniques.

Namikawa Yasuyuki(1845-1927) was born as a son of samurai family in Kyoto, and was adopted to the Namikawa family which serves an Imperial family. He began enameling on metal as a sub-job, then learned under th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1230191 (stock #T-BN1117)
RYOUTAN
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A small lovely cloisonne enamel vase of Meiji-period, worked in gold and silver wire with purple and pink Japanese wisteria trailing from the branches around the shoulder, on a deep dark navy blue ground. Such color contrasts highlights the beauty of the wisteria. The flowers are formal and regular as they are on the living plant, and by using silver and gold wire properly, it creates the depth in such a small picture. Such skills represent the sophistcated craftsmanship of the Meiji era.