An elegant blue Imari/Arita body cloisonne on porcelain (totai-jippo) vase, 8 1/2" high with cream & blue crackle ground with floral reserves & body of brass wires. Old rim repair. Shown as plate 50, p.83 of "Japanese Cloisonne, History, Technique, and Appreciation", Lawrence Coben and Dorothy Ferster, Weatherhill, 1982, NY & Tokyo. And discussed p.60 as another step in Middle Period, 1830-80. cloisonne design aiming to set the background free from wires. Dorothy Ferster Collection.
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