Japanese cloisonné enamel vase worked in gilt wire with a pink rose in bloom on a celadon colour ground, signed under the silver base with the mark of Ando Jubei 安藤重兵衛 and stamped Jungin 純銀 (pure silver) with tomobako wood storage box, Shōwa period circa 1930.
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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