A colorful, exacting, and interestingly-shaped Japanese vase with a custom wood stand.
A heavy bronze metal base has been covered in glass enamels in many deep wonderful colors, including deep cobalt blue, vivid green, golden yellow, limpid water blue, and even white suffused with deep blue. The designs are of birds and shi shi lions playing with their ribbons. The base has a wonderful dark cobalt blue enamel which is matches the interior of the vase.
The Japanese were particular good with cloisonné. The mouth edge and the foot show the golden base metal. The shape is a diamond and fits a carved wood stand.
There are no marks or labels either on the vase or on the stand.
6 7/8” (17.5 cm) tall x 4 ½” (11.4 cm) wide x 3 5/8” (9.2 cm) deep (with stand).
5 ¾” (14.6 cm) tall x 4” wide (10.2 cm) x 3 ¼” (8.3 cm) deep (without stand)
Weight 1 lb 4.9 oz (595 g)
There are no breaks, dents, or cracks. The enamels are in good shape with only one small chip near the mouth interior. There are a few wear scratches on the base enamel. The colors are bright and deep.
A highly decorative object that is so rich and colorful. It has a fun light quality to the decorations.