FILTER RESULTS × Close
Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Tall Japanese Cloisonné Vase with Kannon Upon a Dragon

Showing 1 of 1


Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Tall Japanese Cloisonné Vase with Kannon Upon a Dragon, early 20th c.
Enamel on Brass
11 13/16 in. x 3 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (30 cm x 9.84 cm x 9.84 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.35


Marks
There are three labels on the bottom of the vase, which read: "234/1b9/60/12-7-64," "1-E," and "3-18."

Medium
Multicolored enamels and foil on a cast brass base.

Object Description
Bulb-shaped vase with long narrow neck and everted opening with applied rim and base-plate. The metal body of the vase has been hammered with a ground design of tiny pine-needle motifs and then covered in silver foil (ginbari). Thin wires delineate a design of the bodhisattva Kannon standing upon the back of a dragon rising out of the waves. Kannon’s skin and hair is filled in with opaque enamels, but the rest of the design is colored using transparent enamels that show the hammered foil ground. The artist has skillfully blended his enamels to create gradations of shading for a painterly effect in the folds of Kannon’s clothing and the tossing waves. The background enamel shades from a light green on the vase’s neck down to the white sky behind Kannon before hitting the blue crests of the waves.

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: Objects is "Tall Japanese Cloisonné Vase with Kannon Upon a Dragon".