Here is a rare Japanese tsuiki shippo technique where the foundation is worked to create a sculptural quality and becomes the primary focus of the work. Tsuiki shippo is a subcategory of ginbari, which is a general term for enameled silver foil ground.
Tsuiki shippo technique focuses on the artistry of the design and execution of the base metal, usually silver. This is truly one of the best tsuiki shippo vases that I have come across that is under one thousand dollars. In this exceptional work, the artist has depicted a group of egrets above a lake with one egret perched on a willow tree branch.
There are two egrets flying towards the willow tree to the left. The artist has finely sculpted and carved the foundation accentuate the design. The background is worked with a finely incised ground known as nanako or fish roe.
The quality and attention to detail of the birds, willow tree and body of water is superb. The vase is worked in a light blue enamel that gently dissipates towards the bottom of the vase. The vase is in excellent antique condition with no other major cracks, chips, hairlines or restorations. Overall, one of the finest examples of tsuiki shippo that is available that is vibrant, pristine and in mint original condition.
The height of the vase is approximately 3.5 inches. The width of the vase is approximately 1.4 inches.
The item "Amazing Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Vase in the Tsuiki Shippo Technique" is in sale since Tuesday, July 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "gyassociates" and is located in Carlsbad, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.