Here is very rare Japanese cloisonne covered jar with three Satsuma style inset panels. In nearly 40 years of focused collecting, I have only encountered several examples this type of work, which tells me that this technique was very difficult to produce.The highlight of the work are the three Satsuma style panels of a young lady and child on each hand-painted panel. Both are dressed in kimono , or traditional Japanese attire. The covered jar is in remarkably good antique condition considering its age and the rarity of the technique. There are very light hairlines on each white enameled background. Specialists believe that these tight hairlines are very common due to differing substrate materials that have their specific temperature characteristics during the firing and enameling process. All examples in the collection for this technique exhibit the fine hairlines on the Satsuma style panels and this may explain why the technique is seldom encountered. Please refer to the detailed images provided. This exact piece is illustrated on page 34 in Chater 6, "Imbedded Cloisonne Enamel" in the reference book entitled " Japanese Cloisonne Enamels; A Private Collector's Notes and Reference Guide , " by Gary Yoshino. Overall, a bright and vibrant example of a very rare technique that can be considered experimental due the very few examples that have survived over the years. This seldom encountered piece would be a great addition to an advanced Japanese cloisonne collection. The diameter of the covered jar is approximately 3.25 inches. The height of the covered jar is approximately 3.5 inches. Due to the fragile nature of cloisonne enamels, this piece will be double boxed and packed with tremendous care. Please ask any and all questions prior to purchasing.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "gyassociates" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.