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Japanese Cloisonné Butterfly and Flower Vase

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Japanese Cloisonné Butterfly and Flower Vase, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
4 3/8 in. x 2 11/16 in. x 2 11/16 in. (11.11 cm x 6.83 cm x 6.83 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.116j

There are two stickers on the bottom which read: "cloisone

Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base with gilding.

Object Description
Japanese cloisonée vase, with missing lid. The vase is a cylinder which widens at the top, and is decorated with a flower, butterfly and leaf-vine pattern against a copper glitter ground. There is a band of flowers with a black ground at the top and bottom of the vase, followed outward by a brown enamel with a fish scale pattern in the cloisons and a small row of red enamel with circular cloisons.

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