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A cloisonné enamel vase | Signed on a silver tablet Kyoto Shibata | Meiji period, late 19th century

Property from the John and Muriel Okladek Collection

A cloisonné enamel vase | Signed on a silver tablet Kyoto Shibata | Meiji period, late 19th century

A cloisonné enamel vase | Signed on a silver tablet Kyoto Shibata | Meiji period, late 19th century

Property from the John and Muriel Okladek Collection

A cloisonné enamel vase

Signed on a silver tablet Kyoto ShibataMeiji period, late 19th century


the vase with silvered copper mounts, decorated in coloured cloisonné enamels and worked in various thicknesses of silver wire on a pale green ground, with hanging wisteria and a butterfly over blooming chrysanthemums, signed on a silver tablet Kyoto Shibata

16.3 cm., 6½ in. high

There are some small surface cracks, slight dent to rim.


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This is perhaps Sozaburo Shibata, the only recorded maker of that name working in Kyoto. Nothing is otherwise known of this enameller and there has been much speculation around the fact that some cloisonné objects that carry the silver tablet signed Kyoto Namikawa seal have designs and wirework that imitate, but do not replicate that of Yasuyuki. There are yet other works that carry a similar silver tablet but with the four characters Kyoto Shibata. Some theories infer that Shibata actually worked for Yasuyuki, others that dealers at the time added Yasuyuki’s silver tablet to works by other makers. Careful examination of the wirework and workmanship of the enamels can usually distinguish between the two makers.