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Purple Chinese Cloisonné Vase with Bijin

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Purple Chinese Cloisonné Vase with Bijin, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
4 3/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. (11.11 cm x 6.67 cm x 6.67 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.27


Commentary
The appraisal list the object as Chinese.

Marks
There are two stickers on the piece, which read: "1-30," and "238/ILA/22.5/12-7-64."

Medium
Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Small, roughly cylindrical Chinese cloisonée vase with a narrow neck. The vase is decorated with a beautiful woman (bijin) in a blue/purple kimono, pointing in one direction and facing the other. She is surrounded by a flower, butterfly, and leaf/vine pattern, and on a purple ground.

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