Japanese cloisonné enamel vase finely worked in silver wire with a peacock perched on a cherry blossom branch in bloom, on a blue ground, applied with silver mounts, the foot rim marked Jungin 純銀 (pure silver) by Ando Jubei-Nagoya, late Meiji period (1868-1912).
The tomobako wood storage box inscribed: Shippo, sakura kujaku kabin, Jubei zo (cloisonné, a flower vessel with designs of cherry blossom and peacock, made by Jubei)七寶, さ久良孔雀花瓶, 重兵衛造 and Kunaisho goyotashi, Nagoya Ando Shippoten (cloisonné shop Ando-Nagoya, Royal Warrant of Appointment to the
Imperial Family) 宮内省御用達, 名古屋 安藤七寶店. With red logo label: “J. ANDO Cloisonné Ware, Nagoya, Tokyo, Japan.
The Ando Cloisonne' Company was founded in 1880 by Maeda Matsukichi 前田松吉 who was later joined by Ando Juzaburo known as Ando Jubei I安藤重兵衛 (1876-1953). In 1891 and 1892 the Imperial Household purchased several pieces from the company. During the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) Periods, they were awarded medals at many expositions in Chicago 1893, Paris 1900, Glasgow 1901, St. Louis 1904, London Japan-British Exhibition 1910 and Philadelphia 1926.
Reference: 'Meiji no Takara 明治の宝 Treasures of Imperial Japan, the Nasser D. Khalili Collection', The Kibo Foundation 1995. Enamel Vol. III, no. 38.
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