Most artist workshops stayed away from white enamels for the background color as it revealed virtually any enamel inconsistency or fault. The bottom base is inset with the artist signature seal of Yorokobi, representing Yoshihisa Hattori. Most specialists generally agree that less than 7. % of Japanese cloisonne enameled works are marked or signed by the artist or workshop. This exact vase is illustrated on page 149 in Chapter 16, Yusen-jippo, standard wire cloisonne enamel, in Japanese Cloisonne Enamels; A Private Collectors Notes and Reference Guide, by Gary Yoshino.
Overall, a very peaceful and soothing design of flower blossoms finished in a rare matte finish. The height of this vase is approximately 7.5 inches. The width of this vase is approximately 2.8 inches near the base. Due to the fragile nature of cloisonné enamels, this item will be double boxed and packed with tremendous care. The item "Unusual Matte Finished Japanese Cloisonne Vase Signed by Artist PIB" is in sale since Saturday, July 24, 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.