An Outstanding Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Silver Vase Chrysanthemum and Butterfly Motif Finished in Ruby Red Color Background. Made by Ando Jubei, ca. Floral and butterfly Motif on ruby red background.
The base at it's center bears the Imperial seal of Ando. Variation of the Ando mark. The enamel and wire work are outstanding.
3 1/4 in diameter across t he mouth. The widest point of the body is 16 circumference. 3 1/8 in diameter across the base. No damages or chips or repairs. Only showing minor signs of use on the metal of which run around the rim of the mouth and the foot.ANDO JUBEI and His Work : Antique. Chrysanthemum and butterfly motif Japanese Ando cloisonné enamel and embossed foil vase.
This striking vase was made by the renowned Ando his workshop, founded in Nagoya, Japan. By craftsman Ando Jubei in 1881. A gifted artist, Ando specialized in working with enamel and utilized medieval techniques including basse-taille, also known as ginbari, in which artisans engrave or chase a low-relief pattern in metal.The metal is then covered with translucent enamel, enabling light to reflect from the relief pattern beneath it and creating a shimmering effect. Ando also worked in innovative ways with cloisonné, another ancient art form in which opaque enamels are applied to items and then outlined in brass and silver wires. This vase has been finished in a ruby red color background known as pigeon blood or akasuke. The item "Antique Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Silver Vase In Ruby Red Background Marked Ando" is in sale since Friday, March 4, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "snsfinejewelantiques" and is located in Astoria, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Australia.