Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Champleve and Bronze Vase
Title: Champleve and Bronze Vase. Maker: Four character foundry mark on the base. Period: Meiji period (Late 19th century). Description: Offered is a cast bronze vase, features two handles, decorated with a band of taotie masks over shields six shields, four character foundry mark at base center. Measures: 5.5 D x 7.25 H inches. Japanese Champleve and Cloisonne: The Japanese also produced large quantities from the mid-19th century, of very high technical quality.  During the Meiji era, Japanese cloisonné enamel reached a technical peak, producing items more advanced than any that had existed before.  The period from 1890 to 1910 was known as the "Golden age" of Japanese enamels. Champlevé defined: In the decorative arts, an enameling technique or an object made by the champlevé process, which consists of cutting away troughs or cells in a metal plate and filling the depressions with pulverized vitreous enamel. The raised metal lines between the cutout areas form the design outline. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "lachambredambre" and is located in this country: US.