Japanese Cloisonne Pigeon Blood Chrysanthemum Vase Marked ANDO Vtg 9.75
Quite large Red Pigeon Blood enamel cloisonne vase by Ando. Bright red enamel is translucent. Vase measures 9.75" in height by 5" at the shoulder weights 2.5 lbs. Florals depict two chrysanthemums, 1 large and 1 small in shades of rose and burgundy with large foliage of small flowers in shades of cream and yellow. Leaves are realistically portrayed in varying shades of green. There are no chips, cracks, bruises or losses to the enamel. Finish is very smooth and glossy. Rims are very shiny silver or more probably chrome. Mostly in Excellent Vintage condition, there is very light scuffing to the bottom & top rim.
Bottom rim has the impressed Ando mark. Truly the work of a gifted artist. My best guess is that this vase is from the period 1940 or perhaps later.