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Japanese Cloisonné Globular Covered Jar with Dragon and Phoenix Roundels

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Japanese Cloisonné Globular Covered Jar with Dragon and Phoenix Roundels, c. 1890
Enamel on Copper
4 7/8 in. x 3 13/16 in. x 3 13/16 in. (12.38 cm x 9.68 cm x 9.68 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.24


Commentary
A very fine example of good cloisonne work (F. Schneider, Oct 21, 2010).

Marks
There are no markings.

Medium
Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Japanese cloisonné globular covered jar with alternating dragon and phoenix roundels. The jar is set upon tripod feet, with a globular finial. The design is executed in multicolored enamels against a dark purple/burgundy ground filled with tiny spiral wires.

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