Kawaguchi was one of the greatest cloisonné makers in Meiji Japan, certainly one of the most revered. Known for small pieces that bring prices in the mid-thousands this little piece is a conundrum. Is it a salesman's sample to show buyers? Or is it just a effort to show off and make a tsuiki-jippo vase in ultra-miniature? About 2 1/2 tall and amazing little details hidden in the blood red.
A silver bodied cabinet piece that deserves a place in the finest collections of cloisonné in the world. If it is a salesman's sample it is of the highest rarity, possibly unique.
Excellent condition with no enamel loss very minor dent in the sterling foot. Edit: description updated to show this was done with the tsuiki-jippo technique and not ginbari. The pattern is of vines and leaves. Dozens of leaves and vines from hip to the top. Can't tell what the plant is, however.
The item "Japanese Meiji Kawaguchi Bunzaemon Cloisonne Salesman Sample Miniature Vase" is in sale since Saturday, December 2, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "coin_guys" and is located in Leawood, Kansas.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay.