Japanese MEIJI ERA Cloisonné Enamel Tripod Covered Koro

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 11, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

Offered is a fine antique Meiji era Japanese cloisonné tripod form covered koro, the globular form with three large oval reserves enclosing flowers, two with butterflies and one with a sparrow. Separating the reserves are diamond shape panels framing phoenixes against a red ground. The reserves and panels are set against a dark green, goldstone flecked ground, with elaborate scroll and floral motifs. The whole raised on three shaped enameled feet. The separate cover with enameling matching the background and with a spherical filigree knob. The exposed metal surfaces have been gilded. The overall condition is excellent. There is some fine crazing to the goldstone enameled reserve but it does not extend beyond the reserve and does not appear to be the result of damage. There are some small voids in the enameling on the cover and around the rim where it is recessed below the body of the koro but these are all in the making of this piece and are not later damage. Measures 6” (15 cm) diameter x 6” (15 cm) overall height.