This delicately decorated work is Japanese Cloisonne enamelware, a technique introduced to Japan around the Tokugawa period during the 16th century.
Cloisonne or 'Cloisonné' are metalwork objects with decoration that is applied by creating separating sections using wire or thin metal. The sections are filled with different coloured enamels to create a visual image or pattern and the whole piece be fired multiple times to realise the colours.
The body of this particular piece is made of copper and decorated on the interior with a counter (base) enamel of Azure blue. The exterior decor is a rich red with a contrasting cascading stylised cross pattern that can often be found in Japanese Kimono fabrics. The central feature of the decor is a stem of different coloured peonies and is finished with similar flora around the body.
This piece also has the additional charm of darkened separation wiring which can only be found in older pieces.
Good. No dents or repairs. Apparent wear is present to the enamel on the rim of the lid and on the interior of the lid that is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.
c. 1.2" / 3 cm tall x c. 3" / 7.6 cm diameter. Unpackaged weight: 0.1 kg / 103 g
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