Featuring a superb antique Japanese cloisonne enamel 6" cabinet vase on solid silver depicting a wonderful dragon on a silvery blue background. The face/head of the dragon is raised thick enamel, almost repousse or moriage. The dragon design and thousands of tiny dots in the background are all hand tooled into the silver base and then enamels are applied several times. The last step was polishing which was all done by hand. It might take a few months to make a piece such as this. Circa 1890. It is amazing that this vase has survived in such good condition for 130 years! Not signed but safe to attribute to Kawaguchi or Kumeno Teitaro who were known for this type of work. Very similar to some of the Kawaguchi examples in Barry Wolf's articles on Kawaguchi in Daruma and Arts of Asia. Elegant shape with thin neck. Excellent condition. No damages, cracks or restorations. If looking closely, one can see a small firing flaw skip of enamel on the dragon's whisker. There are a few insignificant pits, typically found on cliosonne, also in the firing, but not noticeable unless looking very closely or under high magnification. Very hard to find a great piece of transparent enamel on silver in such fine condition. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back providing item returned in sent condition, the way it was packed if possible and within 3 days of having been received. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state unless buyer has a sales tax number. Thank you for looking.