Here we have a lovely apple green cloisonne vase dating from the late Meiji to early Showa period brass rims - top and bottom. Later Ando cloisonne can be identified because it always has silvery metal top and bottom rims. It is in excellent condition - there is one very faint scuffed area on the back - not a crack or dent. We date it to the period of 1900-1930s century. The Ando mark is stamped on the base – the circular symbol with the four oval leaf type pattern in the center.
The vase measures 9 1/2" - the top metal ring is 2 1/4" diameter - the bottom metal ring is 2 1/2" diameter and the vase at its widest point is 4" diameter.
The Ando Company was founded by Ando Jubei in 1880. By 1893 the Ando Company was already making its first work for the Imperial Household and winning its first award at an international exhibition. Like other top quality Japanese makers, the company took its share of medals in the succeeding years. By 1918 only three cloisonne factories remained in Japan, and of the one hundred remaining artists, nearly fifty worked for Ando.