UH80005 Japanese Cloisonne Vase fitted as an electric table lamp. The bulbous vase form with tall narrow neck and flared mouth having a rich dark blue background with variegated blossoms of pink/white peonies where the petals are enameled over a silver foil (gin-bari) base, green shading to the leaves as well, alongside a purple/white and white chrysanthemum blossoms, brass fittings wired as a two incandescent bulb lamp to be fitted with a lamp shade, having an over light harp. One small circular impact craze mark on the shoulder of the solid blue ground and a linear enamel crack about 1 inch long on the largest blossom, otherwise fine condition. The vase measuring: 13” high x 7” in diameter. Early 20th century.

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For related article see: Arts of Asia, Jan/Feb 1993 - The Japanese Art of Illumination