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Japanese Cloisonné Teapot with Lid

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Japanese Cloisonné Teapot with Lid, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
4 1/16 in. x 5 7/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (10.32 cm x 14.92 cm x 9.53 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.116e

There is a label on the interior of the lid which reads: 267/ILA/24/12-30-64."

Multicolored enamels and glitter on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Japanese cloisonée lidded teapot, with a butterfly and floral pattern executed in multicolored enamels within a diagonally striped ground. The ground consists of stripes of copper with glitter, dark green, brick red. and cobalt. The bottom of the teapot has a teal colored ground with a central orange flower, and spiral cloisons. There are small tripod feet at the base of the pot. A teal floral band decorates the top area of the pot. The handle and spout are both enamelled in black with circular cloisons. The lid i round and slightly domed with a stupa shaped handle. It is enamelled in dark green with small areas done in copper glitter, and a floral pattern. The interior of the lid is dark tuquoise, and the interior of the teapot is black.

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