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Japanese Cloisonné Ewer

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Japanese Cloisonné Ewer, early 20th c.
Enamel on Brass
8 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. x 3 5/8 in. (20.96 cm x 13.34 cm x 9.21 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.47

There are two labels on the bottom of the object, which read: "19-27," and "3NY 31/MAW/25/2-5-66."

Multicolored enamels on a black enamel ground, over a cast brass or silver amalgam base.

Object Description
Small, Japanese cloisonée ewer with high arched handle opposite graceful embossed metal spout. The body of the object is decorated in a multicolored floral pattern with roundels of flowers, butterflies, and a phoenix. Between the roundles are curled cloisons. The decoration is executed against a black ground.

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