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Rare Art Deco Japanese Moriage Cloisonne Enamel Vase

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1920: Item # 603594

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Featuring a very rare and unusual Japanese cloisonne vase with an art deco design and a raised enamel outline going around the various sections of the colored designs. This vase incorporates several interesting elements in Japanese cloisonne. One, known as Gin Bari, is the technique of applying transparent enamel over silver foil which has been stamped with a design. Another interesting feature is the raised white enamel outline, known as moriage. The vivid transparent colors and interesting shaped designs over the foil outlined in the raised moriage white line makes for a very rare and unusual piece. The art deco design in this piece is a sort of precursor to the art deco period as I believe this piece dates a little before the art deco period which was around 1920. In my many years involved with Japanese cloisonne, I have never seen anything like this piece. It measures 2 1/2" high and 2 3/4" in diameter. It is in excellent condition, with no cracks, chips, damages or restorations. There is one skip(not a chip) on the moriage which can be seen in the next to last photo in the lower right. It is amazing how this piece was made because there are no wires to hold the designs in place. The neck and foot are a beautiful shade of royal blue. The colors are quite rich and colorful. Satisfaction guaranteed or full refund given providing item returned in sent condition and packed as sent. Postage/insurance extra. New York buyer pays their local sales tax on postage and shipping unless valid tax number and resale certificate provided.