Cloisonné Flow Vase - The Princeton Series
Cloisonné Flow Vase - The Princeton Series
Cloisonné Flow Vase - The Princeton Series

Cloisonné Flow Vase - The Princeton Series

Regular price $ 330.00
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 by Mary Mayhew

Fallston, MD


Inspired by Japanese Cloisoné

Meiji period, 1868–1912

From the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century, Japanese cloisonné methods underwent a rapid transition. Artisans began to examine and copy objects imported from China that featured complex thin wire supports and dividers (cloisons), and then to work directly with European artisans. The result was an ability to create subtle cloisonné surfaces over ceramic, copper, gold, or silver vessels that featured minimal use of supporting cloisons, as well as the use of gold and silver cloisons for compositional effect. Most of these works were produced for export to Europe, where their high level of craftsmanship was much admired.

  • From the artist: "Princeton has several examples of cloisonné in the collection. As a homage to the beauty of these objects, I have sought to reflect their beauty via color and composition in the manner of abstract impressionism onto glass by means of eglomise using lacquers, inks, iridescent particles and occasionally metal leaf sealed with resin."
  • One of a kind, 13.5" x 5" 

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