Stunning Totai-shippo Japanese cloisonne vase decorated with a wonderfully rendered bird perched on a branch amidst iris flowers, buds and foliage in muted shades of brown, green and red. The neck and bottom of the vase have a geometric motif. Totai-shippo is an enamel on porcelain, ceramic or earthenware cloisonne technique also referred to as Jiki-Shippo or Tree-Bark cloisonne. Similar to metal base cloisonne, Totai -Shippo cloisonee consists of affixing flat copper wire in a decorative pattern to, in this case, a ceramic piece. The resulting sections are then filled with the different color enamels. This technique was used for a short time due to the difficulty of making pieces that were not damaged during manufacture. Unmarked which is typical of Jiki-shippo cloisonne pieces. Overall good condition, with small blemishes and touch ups to neck underside as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 12.4" tall (31.4 cm) approximately.