Rare Early Ando Jubei Hammered Copper Repousse Enameled Vase/ Japanese Cloisonne For SaleJapanese Copper & Enamel Vase
~ Ando Jubei ~
Meiji-Taisho Period Japan
~ please scroll down for more photos ~ SIZE:
Height - 7.25" / Diameter - 4.75" DESCRIPTION:
Very fine hand wrought copper vase, of classical form, by Japanese master, Ando Jubei.
Signed on the bottom with stamps for "Ando zo" and with the seal mark of the Ando workshop.
Hand hammered body with inwardly rolled rim and slightly raised foot
(appears to be made from one piece of copper, including the foot and bottom).
This piece is decorated, using a complex process of polychrome enamels in the 'moriage' technique. The body is hand-hammered and there are six diamond-shaped reserves on the six sides. The reserves have finely hammered repousse designs - three depict an insect and three depict a flower with leaves. The reserves are outlined with raised enamels as are the insects and flowers. The lower areas of the reserves are gilded and the rest of the vase is covered with a reddish brown applied patina or finish.
This piece shows the influences of classical Japanese design. As well, the elements of modern Western styles such as the Art Nouveau, Egyptian Revival, Arts and Crafts, and Art Deco movements are apparent.
This distinct style of Japanese craft became influential... defining the look of the global "Arts and Crafts" movement throughout the early part of the 20th century. AGE:
Meiji-Taisho period. Early 20th century. Circa 1890 - 1915. CONDITION:
Very good condition with the following noted: No losses, no chips, no crazing, and no restoration to the enameled designs. No wear or damage to the gold - gilded areas. A small dent is present on the side of the top rim. Small dent present on the shoulder. Patina is lightly worn and shows tiny spots of touch-up (mostly tiny spots) not readily visible in normal viewing conditions. Several small areas of touch-up to the patina. Wear to the bottom of the foot. HISTORY:
Master craftsman, Ando Jubei established his shop in Nagoya in 1881. Instrumental in several cloisonne innovations such as: clear enamel over repousse base, and opaque cloisonne moriage enamel motifs over opaque base, as well as plique-a-jour inspired by a French artist. His chief foremen for workshop production were Kaji Sataro, grandson of Tsunekichi from 1881 to 1897, and in 1897 Kawade Shibataro (1856-1921?), who was innovative and highly skilled. Ando Jubei's work was exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), San Francisco.
Ando copper and enamel pieces are held in many important private collections and many major museum collections and are often sold at major sales of Japanese art by Christie's and Sotheby's. 1915. PLEASE NOTE :
The low opening offer, with , is not meant to reflect upon the actual monetary value of the piece. My sales are structured this way to encourage offerding and to allow the final sale price to be determined by the buyers. ~ please click on image for high definition photos ~
This vase will be a museum quality addition to any collection of Japanese Cloisonne or decorative art and will display beautifully in any Mid Century Modern, Eames Era, Modernist, Art Deco, Asian, Orientalist, Aesthetic Movement, or Arts and Crafts decor.
This object comes from a smoke-free, pet-free environment and it will be carefully packed and shipped for quick and safe arrival to its new owner.
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