We fell in love with this little pear shaped pot –it's small but packs a powerful decorative punch. The main background is a deep forest green. Panels of ginbari (foil background with colored translucent enamel) surround the top half of the pot, alternating between turquoise and royal blue. Each panel is decorated with colorful flowers and foliage. A rim of rust red circles is repeated around the edge of the lid and around the pot's base. The lid's finial is metal, cast to look like the head of a flower. The inside enamel is a deep teal color. The base is not enameled, and this pot is not marked. We date this to the Meiji period (between 1868 and 1912).
SIZE: This little pot measures 2 7/8" in height (to the top of the finial). At its widest, it has a diameter of about 2 1/2" while the diameter of the base is 1 1/4".
CONDITION: There is some pitting in the enamel, typical of cloisonné from this time period (late 1800s). There are a few small spots where the enamel has chipped on the edge of the lid and on the top edge of the pot itself. Overall, this pot is in very good condition, and is a great example of early Japanese cloisonné work.
Both the shape, the great ginbari work and the colors make this a fun piece that you will love to call your own!
Japanese cloisonne (cloisonné) lidded pot with ginbari
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