Vint. Ando Japanese Cloisonne Vase.freeform,wireless 2 Orchid Vase.multi-colored
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Vint. Ando Japanese Cloisonne Vase.freeform,wireless 2 Orchid Vase.multi-colored:
Vintage Ando Japanese Multi-Colored Wireless Cloisonne Orchid Vase Presented for your consideration today is this very fine quality signed Ando wireless cloisonne vase.I believe that it'sdecorated with2 free form Phalaenopsis orchids.The wireless,or musen orchid decorations,which aredone on a very light lemon custard colored background enamel,are multi-colored,with a light maroon,a light green,and a cream color being used to create them.Multi-colored Ando musen vases are uncommon.It's signed on it's underside,on the underside of the bottom rim,or mount.Looks like the Maltese Cross variation stamp of the Ando Co.It's my understanding that the mark dates the piece tothe middle of the 20th century,as I believe the mark was used from the 1940's onward.But I'm no expert by any means,and I can't find a definitive reference to say absolutely when this particular mark may have been used,so pleaseuse your own judgement.It may have been usedmuch earlier in Andos' history,for all I know.As I've seen people say that.I'm basing that surmise too on the basis that the piece is just pristine,with no pitting.The use of the stamp may have varied from factory to factory as well,over the decades.I'm also unsure how far forward in time this mark was used.It's justa gorgeous,very richly colored bright piece with a soft textural look to it.Very much in the same way as the comparably sized(15 cm.) baby blue vase by Ando I'm also offering at this time with the darker blue wireless,or musen orchids on it. The "Buy it Now" price for this piece is about 2/3 of myconservative estimate of it's current retail price,based on comparably priced items I'm seeing in the current catalog.Which doesn't take into consideration it's age,it's design,or the fact that there are multiple colors in it's decorations.But that's just my opinion,so please use your own judgement.You can Google "ando shippo",to find the Ando Co.'s current on-line catalog,if you wish.Google Chrome,for one,should be able to translate it somewhat for you as well. Dimensions:It's 5 3/4",or 14.7 cm.'s tall,and about 5 1/8" wide,at it's widest points.It weighs1 lb.,4.8 oz.'s,so this will ship as a3 lb. parcel,if shipped by itself. Condition:The piece appears as being perfect when on display.I do see some very slight wear to the metal mounts,which is mostly on the bottom one,on it's underside.With the piece in hand,and looking at the surface of the enamel obliquely;with the piece held at an angle so as to examine the outer surface of the piece,I was able to find aflea bite just about an 1/4" above the bottom rim.By flea bite,I mean a mark about the size of half the period at the end of this sentence,and that just breaks the surface of the outermost surface,or skin if you will,of the enamel.I do see some very slight scuffs here and there.I do see a minute nick on the bottom metal rim,or mount.It should be evident in the photos,although it's very,very small.There are 2 slightly iridescent watermarks in the enamel on the underside as well.I mention all of these things only to be 100% accurate as to the condition of the piece,as it really looks near mint when on display.
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