A LARGE AND FINE CLOISONNE ENAMEL VASE ATTRIBUTED TO THE ANDO COMPANY
Unsigned, attributed to the Ando company
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
The baluster-shaped vase shows a reddish-brown ground and is decorated with colored enamels and silver wire. Depicted is a dense scene of leafy grapevines attached to a tree, surrounded by dragonflies and butterflies. The vase is beautifully detailed, some of the grapes are riper than others and many leaves are decaying and changing color - an autumn scene. The color changes within the silver wire frames are masterfully achieved and show the highest quality of craftsmanship, typical of the Ando company. The rim and base are gilt.
HEIGHT 31 cm
Condition: Generally, in very good condition with no damages, restorations, etc. There is minor surface wear and scratches to the enamels.
Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia,
acquired between 1900-1920. Thence by descent.