A moriage cloisonne vase with persimmon decoration by Ando Company with letter
Lot 2241
A moriage cloisonné enamel vase By the workshop of Ando Jubei, early 20th century
Sold for US$ 60,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
Cloisonne and metalwork
A moriage cloisonné enamel vase
By the workshop of Ando Jubei, early 20th century
The slender ovoid body worked in silver wire and brightly colored enamels with a persimmon tree with leafy branches heavy with the orange-hued fruit silhouetted against a pale blue ground, with silver rim bands, the cartouche on the base reading Ando sei in seal script
12in (30.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Col. and Mrs. Davis

    Accompanying this vase is a hand-written letter and receipt detailing the circumstances of the presentation. Col. Davis, stationed in Japan until 1948, authorized the use of a military bulldozer to be used by the Suzuki construction company for the construction of a public school. On his departure from Japan, Col. Davis was given this vase as a token of the company's appreciation.

    For a similar vase by Ando Jubei see Oliver Impey and Malcolm Fairley, eds., The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Japanese Art, vol III Meiji no Takara, Treasure of Imperial Japan: Enamel (London: The Kibo Foundation, 1995), pl. 55.
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