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Japanese pair of cloisonné enamel vases with writhing dragons worked in silver wire on a dark blue ground, the elongated necks with bands of stylised droplets motifs with the Ota Tameshiro mark on the base, Meiji Period.

In Japan the dragon (tatsu 辰) is a water deity symbolic of power, wealth and prosperity and is also one of the twelve Zodiac signs.

Reference: ‘The Art of Japanese Cloisonné Enamel: History, Techniques and Artists, 1600 to the Present’, by Frederich T. Schneider, North Carolina, 2010, pg. 253 no. 163.

Dimensions

H 18.8cm x W 8cm

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