Here is very rare Japanese totai shippo (cloisonné enamel artworks which a ceramic, earthenware or porcelain body or foundation is utilized) of an elegantly formed vase. The highlight of the work is perhaps the two butterflies that hover over the numerous flowers and plants on the body. The light blue background is embedded with countless metal sprinkles which indicate the early period of totai shippo development. The vase is in remarkably excellent condition considering its age without any major faults such as cracks, chips, losses or restoration.
This exact piece is illustrated 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, page 80. Overall, a bright and cheerful example of a very rare technique that was only produced for a short time. The height of the vase is approximately 8.5 inches.
The width of the vase is approximately 4.25 inches. Due to the fragile nature of totai shippo, this piece will be double boxed and packed with tremendous care. The item "Rare Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Totai Shippo (Enameled Porcelain) Vase PIB" is in sale since Saturday, September 5, 2020. 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.