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Small Japanese Cloisonné Container

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Small Japanese Cloisonné Container, c. 1875
Enamel on Bronze
2 7/16 in. x 3 5/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. (6.19 cm x 9.21 cm x 9.21 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.120


Commentary
possibly an early work by Namikawa Yasuyuki (F. Schneider, Oct 21, 2010)

Marks
There are two labels on the bottom of the object, which read: "3-20" and "2NY16/BRNK/15/7-27-65."

Medium
Multicolored enamels on a yellow enamel ground over foil. Cast copper base with some gilding.

Object Description
Small, rounded Japanese cloisonné container with a subdued multicolored floral pattern on a yellow/gold ground. The object has a thin layer of green enamel on the interior, and no lid. It is gilded on the bottom, and around the top edge, where it is now nearly worn away.

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