Here is a beautiful Japanese classic musen shippo (wireless) enamel cloisonné vase of a colorful poppy. The flower, buds, leaves and branches are finely worked in the wireless (musen) technique to create a very subtle and striking design.
The highlight of the vase is how the artist confidently utilized a white enamel ground which is considered by specialists as the most difficult back ground enamel for an artist due to the unforgiving nature and revealing characteristics of the color. The height of this vase is approximately 6.0 inches. The width of the vase is approximately 3.0 inches. Overall, a very attractive vase in excellent antique condition with a bright and cheerful design.
This exact piece is illustrated in Chapter 8, Musen-jippo - Without wire, wireless enamel and E-Gaki-Jippo painted enamel, in Japanese Cloisonne Enamels; A Private Collectors Notes and Reference Guide, by Gary Yoshino, page 55. PIB - P ictured I n B ook. This vase will be double boxed and packed with tremendous care. The item "Fine Japanese Cloisonne Vase of a Musen (Wireless) Poppy Pictured In Book" is in sale since Saturday, September 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases".The seller is "gyassociates" and is located in Carlsbad, California. This item can be shipped to United States.