C1890 Meiji Japanese Cloisonne Enamel 3 Pc Teaset Signed Takahara Komakichi Nor For Sale
C1890 MEIJI JAPANESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL 3 PC TEASET SIGNED TAKAHARA KOMAKICHI NoR Description
This listing is for a finecirca 1890 antique, Meiji period, signed Japanese cloisonné over brass tea set. The 3 piece set consist of a the following:
- Teapot, 5 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches tall to the top of the handle (12.7 by 13.7 cm)
- two handled cover sugar bowl 4 1/2 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches tall (11.4 by 8.8cm)
- creamer, 2 3/4 inches tall (6.9cm)
The body of each piece is intricately decorated with a three toed dragon. The dragons and the surrounding flowers also decorating the pieces, are in colors of blues, greens, red, etc. The interior is a deep green. The cloisonne work is exceptional. Each piece signed on the bottom with a Japanese chop mark. This mark is for the artist Takahara Komakichi.
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.
This is a strikingly attractive example of Chinese cloisonné work in overall excellent condition. Please see the photographs for more on the look and condition of this fine cloisonné tea set. There is .
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