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Small Japanese Cloisonné Vase with Cranes and a Teal Ground

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Small Japanese Cloisonné Vase with Cranes and a Teal Ground, early 20th c.
Enamel on Brass
5 in. x 2 5/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. (12.7 cm x 6.67 cm x 6.67 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.41

There is a label on the bottom of the vase which reads: "NY36Y/HOR/0/8-9-64."

Multicolored enamels on a teal enamel ground over a cast brass base. The interior is coated in green enamel.

Object Description
Small, cylindrical Japanese cloisonné vase with applied rim and base-plate. A design of three white Manchurian cranes is delineated in thin wires (yusen) against a teal blue ground. A yusen key-fret pattern runs under the rim and the same pattern in brick-red enamel runs along the base. A dark-green counter-enamel is used inside the vase and on the interior of the base-plate.

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