A cloisonné enamel vase with butterflies | Meiji period, late 19th century
Property from the John and Muriel Okladek Collection
A cloisonné enamel vase with butterflies
Meiji period, late 19th century
the oviform vase with shorted everted neck, decorated in various coloured enamels and thicknesses of silver wire on a dark blue ground, with butterflies of different varieties and sizes in flight, the shoulder with a band of stylised chrysanthemum heads and karakusa, the foot bordered with lappets, copper-gilt mounts
18 cm., 7⅛ in. high
The vase with some very light surface marks, otherwise good condition.
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For a further example of vases similarly decorated with butterflies, see Christie's, Zurich, The Avo Krikorian Collection: Innovation and Inspiration of Meiji Period Design, 19 February 2007, Lot 147.