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Japanese Signed Totai Cloisonne and Ceramic Brush Pot

Japanese Signed Totai Cloisonne and Ceramic Brush Pot


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1920: Item # 1230018
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Totai brush pot. A peculiarly Japanese mixed media of cloisonne decoration on ceramic body. Butterflies and flowers decoration. Signed in dark red enamel inside the ring foot. Condition is fair to good with the typically crazed glazed earthenware body further issuing into two stress lines from the firing not continuing through the cloisonne decoration. Someone has imparted a luster to the typically dry totai surface with what appears to be a buffed hard wax - also giving the totai surface a darker than usual appearance. It should clean off though we woudn't know how to do that safely (heat?) Height about 7 1/4 inches (18.42). Diameter about 3 3/8 inches (8.57 cm).