A finely-decorated Japanese cloisonné "Butterflies" vase

Meiji period, late 19th/early 20th century

Of tapered globular form with spreading neck and slightly flared foot, with butterflies executed in fine tapered silver wire cloisons, eleborate scroll and chrysanthemum neck, on midnight blue ground. The neck and foot having stylized fret and foliate borders, cloisonne lip and mouth, associated carved wood stand.

H: 7 5/8 in., 19.4 cm.


Property from the collection of Duane Lease
Estimate $1,000-2,000

Sold for $9,375 (buyer's premium included)