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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
A pair of Striking Red and White Cloisonne Vases

A pair of Striking Red and White Cloisonne Vases

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1980: Item # 1491936

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A staggeringly beautiful set of unique Cloisonne vases featuring opposing designs of red flowers on white and white flowers on red. Each is roughly 15 cm (6 inches) diameter, 36.5 cm (14-1/2 inches) tall and are both in excellent condition, enclosed in a compartmentalized kiri-wood collector’s box dating from the middle of the 20th century.
Japanese cloisonné, known as "shippo-yaki" in Japanese, has a rich history dating back to ancient times, but it particularly flourished during the Meiji period (1868-1912). Cloisonné is an ancient technique of decorating objects, typically made of copper or bronze, with colored enamel. The origins of cloisonné in Japan can be traced back to the Nara period (710-794), when the technique was introduced from China and Korea. However, it was during the late 19th century that Japanese cloisonné gained international recognition. During the Meiji period, Japan underwent rapid modernization and industrialization. As part of this process, the Japanese government actively promoted traditional crafts as a means of showcasing Japanese culture to the world. Cloisonné was one of the crafts that experienced a revival during this time. Japanese cloisonné became extremely popular in Europe and the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was exhibited at world's fairs and international exhibitions, where it received acclaim for its exquisite craftsmanship and intricate designs.