Japanese cloisonné enamel vase by Ando Jubei Meiji period

Japanese cloisonné enamel vase by Ando Jubei Meiji period

Code: 10205


W: 7.5cm (3")H: 13cm (5.1")


Japanese cloisonné enamel vase finely worked in silver and gold wires with thistles in full bloom and a butterfly in flight, the oviform vase on a lavender ground, the shoulder with a band of stylised lappets applied with copper gilt mounts signed with the Ando Jubei mark, Meiji period (1868-1912).

The Ando Cloisonné 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. 

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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