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Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Plate

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Elegant Taisho Period Plate circa 1910.
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Sales price: $650.00
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A beautifully finished small Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Plate depicting three birds in a prunus tree with Chrysanthemums. Circa 1910. The "Golden Age" of Japanese Cloisonné production began in the late Edo period around 1808, and reached its zenith during the Meiji period from 1868 to 1912. During the late Edo period, Japanese craftsman Tsunekichi Kaji developed a Cloisonné technique called "Yuusen-shippo" that used a delicate filigree wire made of brass, gold, or silver. The fine wire was glued rather than soldered to the base metal. This piece exhibits the very fine wire work that are hallmarks of this technique. The majority of these early Japanese Cloisonné objects were manufactured for export to Western countries, and the design motifs found in these pieces reflected to tastes of Western collectors who were interested in "Asian" art. The Chinese scroll motif known as karakusa, which depicted branches and leaves was popularized during this shippo-yaki period. This example has an excellent high gloss finish with very minor pitting. An exceptional example.

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