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Large pot covered in cloisonné enamel Japan Meiji.

Large pot covered in cloisonné enamel Japan Meiji.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1900: Item # 1439776

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Very large pot covered in cloisonné enamel on copper. Silver wires.Dragons Hoho and butterfly of curious design. I seem to remember the association dragon butterfly to a symbolic but I don't remember which one A slight accident really insignificant at the base of the lid catch that can be seen on photo and a lack of thickness of enamel that could not be polished being too thin, however at this place there the enamel completely covers the base metal. After firing this should not be visible and it only appeared when polishing. The polisher made the choice not to sand too deep and to leave this more shiny part unpolished. This pot was attributed by the former collector to Namikawa Yasuyuki as one of his first creations, before the classic production we all know. There was no reference or proof attached. I started to do research to confirm or deny. Given the large size it would be an exceptional work. I have already found the very particular shape of the lid on a namikawa censer but I have not found this shape elsewhere yet. I will provide information as the research progresses. Height : 40cm Diameter: 36cm Best photos later. I found 2 cloisonnés with the same lid.I attach the photo. One is in the Khalili collection the other is illustrated in the book "Kyo shippo monyo shu" by Nakahara Tessen also by Yasuyuki. For the moment I have seen thousands of japanese cloisonné from this period and these are the only 2 lids of the same shape known.The one I present to you is the third.