Here is a truly amazing Japanese classic yusen shippo (with standard wire) enamel cloisonné vase of two floral sprays worked in bright pastel tones in vibrant colored enamels by the Ando workshop. The vase has an ovoid form with a slender neck and flared out mouth with the body treated to simulate an iron finish. This finish is referred to by specialists as tetsu-jior iron surface where the enamel is immersed in an acid bath to create a wonderful iron texture. The artist covered the floral sprays so that the colorful enamels maintained a high gloss surface to offset the smooth, matte finish of the ground. The background is worked with a dark olive green enamel which has a wonderful natural iron-like texture and smoothness.The vase is in excellent condition without any major faults such as cracks, chips or hairlines or restorations. In most cases, the Ando workshop applied silver mounts on pieces that were made with particular care including commission works, presentation pieces and other high quality works.
I was so excited to acquire thispiece as I had previously seen other examples that exhibited the iron finish technique, but they were consistently priced out of my reach. The height of this vase is approximately 11.0 inches. The width of the vase is approximately 6.0 inches.Overall, a very attractive vase in overall pristine condition that has a fascinating contrasting surface: the high gloss vibrant floral sprays on a subtle and refined matte ground. This vase will be double boxed and packed with tremendous care.
The item "Rare Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Vase with Iron Finish Technique by Ando" is in sale since Tuesday, July 28, 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.