Japanese cloisonné enamel vase of baluster body finely worked in silver wire with a pheasant and hen perched on a rocky outcrop and a stream running beside them amongst chrysanthemum blossoms and daisies, on a dark blue ground, Taishō period 1912-1926.
The foot and neck with formal geometric border applied with silver mounts, the foot rim marked Jungin 純銀 (pure silver) and the base with the Ando Jubei mark.
The original wood stand bearing the red logo label: “J.ANDO Cloisonné Ware, Nagoya,Tokyo, Japan, and with inset silver plaque inscription to: Vice-Admiral Reginald Vesey Holt (1884-1957 he was an officer in the Royal Navy) from Admiral Koshiro Oikawa from the Imperial Japanese Navy.
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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