A beautiful piece of old Japanese cloisonne from about 1900 or maybe a little later. Tobacco humidor with lid in wonderful reddish brown color decorated with flowers and leaves of green, yellow, blue and white.Inside the lid is a bracket for holding a moisturizing piece of sponge. The interior has the same vivid baked enamel blue as utilized on the outside.
Regrettably The little Fu dog knob has been broken off and reattached at some time in the past. There is enamel loss around his feet and a nasty ding in the side near the bottom of the vessel. The blue enamel at that spot on the inside was affected. The humidor has been priced commensurate with condition and is an attractive representative of a quality of cloisonne you seldom see anymore.
Period Furnishings, Fine Art & Artifacts,
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