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Tall Brown Japanese Cloisonné Vase Butterflies

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Tall Brown Japanese Cloisonné Vase Butterflies, early 20th c.
Enamel on Brass
11 7/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (30.16 cm x 13.02 cm x 13.02 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.13

"RO" is written in black on the bottom. There is a label on the bottom of the object, which reads: "14/38/JAY/0/3-17-66."

Multicolored enamels on a brown enamel ground, over a cast brass base.

Object Description
Tall, cylindrical Japanese cloisonée vase, with a wider top which narrows to the mouth. The vase is decorated with three bird, flower, and butterfly reserves (one of the bird reserves may be a phoenix) executed in dark enamels. The decoration in the three reserves are created against orange-brown, yellow-brown, and copper glitter grounds. The body of the vase is also brown, with floral patterning. The foot and neck have bands of flowers as well.

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