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Japanese Cloisonné Pitcher/Ewer with Lid

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Japanese Cloisonné Pitcher/Ewer with Lid, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
5 3/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. x 3 15/16 in. (14.61 cm x 14.92 cm x 10 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.7

There are two labels on the bottom of the object, which read: "19-24" and "294/STRN/45/5-1-64."

Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Japanese cloisonée pitcher or ewer with a large bulbous top section, graceful spout opposite a handle, and bottom section which cinches and then expands to a fluted foot. The pitcher is decorated with a floral and butterfly pattern executed in multicolored enamels against a black ground with glitter. The top of the pitcher, handle, and spout are executed in turquoise enamel with a brick red border bearing circular cloisons. The bottom has six bands of multicolored enamel with different motifs. A small dome lid in turquoise enamel tops the piece. The lid and pitcher interiors are coated in turquoise enamel.

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