Asian Tribal Art - Cloisonné Bronze Urn, Japan

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Cloisonné Bronze Urn, Japan


Cloisonné bronze urn
Japan
Bronze, enamel
8" (20.3 cm) high
Meiji Period, 1868-1912

This unusual form of lidded urn is enameled overall with scrolling stylized birds and flowers, the remains of gilt showing on the exposed bronze areas. Not made for the tourist trade, it was possibly used to hold tea.
Ex. Thomas Rader collection, Iowa

#3269

$1400
$900


Cloisonné Bronze Urn, Japan, left side
Cloisonné Bronze Urn, Japan, reverse
Cloisonné Bronze Urn, Japan, right side
Cloisonné Bronze Urn, Japan, inside lid

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