Japanese cloisonné enamel vase worked in silver wire with a peacock perched on a cherry blossom branch in bloom and a blue colour ground with silver mounts, the foot rim marked Jungin 純銀 (silver) by Ando Jubei-Nagoya, late Meiji period (1868-1912).
The hakogaki 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 who was later joined by Ando Juzaburo known as Ando Jubei I (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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