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Japanese Cloisonné Stick-Neck Vase with Butterflies

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Japanese Cloisonné Stick-Neck Vase with Butterflies, c. 1900-1910
Enamel on Brass
5 3/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (14.61 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: 2002.9.45


Commentary
Made for commericial use.

Marks
There are no markings.

Medium
Multicolored enamels on a cast brass base.

Object Description
Japanese cloisonné vase with a rounded base and a narrow stick neck. The body is decorated with butterflies with some foil underlay (mostly in cool tones), against a black ground. Twisted and flattened copper wires form the butterflies' antennae, outline their wings, and outline the petaloid border around the shoulder. The neck and base have a floral pattern with spiral cloisons against a dark green ground. The interior is coated in turquoise gloss enamel.

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