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) signed by the master artist, Ota Kichisaburo. The vase is marked on the bottom base with wire with two kanji characters, " Dai Kichi " (artist mark for Ota Kichisaburo). Is a subcategory of ginbari, which is a general term for enameled silver foil ground.Technique focuses on the artistry of the design and execution of the base metal, usually silver. In this dramatic work, Ota Kichisaburo has depicted a group of three stylized butterflies set against a highly polished jet black enameled ground. The stylized and colorful butterflies are bold and stark. As in most of his works, the quality and attention to detail of the butterflies is superb. This exact piece is illustrated on page 97, in Chapter13, which is entitled, " Tsuiki-Jippo; Hammered-up or raised work surface enamelwork , " in the reference book, " Japanese Cloisonne Enamels; A Private Collector's Notes and Reference Guide , " by Gary Yoshino. (PIB - P ictured I n B ook). The height of the globular formed vase is approximately 7.0 inches. The width of the vase is approximately 7.0 inches.
Due to the fragile nature of cloisonné enamels, this item will be double boxed and packed with tremendous care. 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.