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Subject:Bronze vase with cloisonne ??
Posted By: daniel bradbury Tue, Jun 21, 2022 IP:

Would love to find out something about the origins and age of this 10" tall heavy metal vase and thought i would show it to the Knowledgeable people here. The decoration is not of a subject i have seen before so i am looking for some ideas please thanks

Subject:Re: Bronze vase with cloisonne ??
Posted By: Bill H Wed, Jun 22, 2022

This is a Japanese champleve urn, not cloisonne. In the case of cloisonne (from the French word 'cloisson' for 'wire'), colors are separated by fine strands of wire. Champleve (from the French for 'elevated field'), has colors separated by raised segments that typically are cast into such pieces and are thicker. I'd date your urn to circa the late Meiji (1868-1912) to Taisho (1912-1926) eras. Many of them were made for or converted to the new-fangled electrical lamps of that time.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Bronze vase with cloisonne ??
Posted By: Daniel Bradbury Thu, Jun 23, 2022

Thank you Bill :)
You have taught me something today and i appreciate this greatly my initial thought of the vase in situ was "This would look lovely as a table lamp" Thanks Dan | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |