Here is the rarest Japanese lacquered enamel urushi shippo technique vase; a subcategory of totai shippo (cloisonné enamel artworks which a ceramic, earthenware or porcelain body or foundation is utilized). The highlight of the work is the beautiful design of the vase; the wisteria (fuji) blossoms worked in an unusual matte gray lacquered enamel finish.The butterfly is finely rendered and seems to float on the surface of the vase. Most of the design is executed in the soft, subdued finish, but the bottom portion transitions to a lighter lacquered enamel shade, which is very strong and vibrant. The vase in excellent antique condition considering its age with only minimal surface abrasions or scuffs. Please refer to the images provided.
The foundation exhibit a bright white porcelain like surface, which I have not encountered more than a handful of times. This exact piece is illustrated on page 91 in Chapter 12, Totai Shippo, cloisonne enamel in which a ceramic, earthenware or porcelain body or foundation is utilized, in Japanese Cloisonne Enamels; A Private Collectors Notes and Reference Guide, by Gary Yoshino. Overall, a finely worked example of a very rare technique that was only produced for very a short time. The height of this vase is approximately 9.25 inches. The width of this vase is approximately 2.75 inches.
Due to the fragile nature of the urushi shippo technique, this piece will be double boxed and packed with tremendous care. The item "Japanese Experimental Lacquered Cloisonne Enameled Vase Pictured In Book (PIB)" is in sale since Monday, July 26, 2021. 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.