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CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL. Ornamental design from Japan at the end of the 19th century.

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Three segments of a circular border. Cloisonné enamel


Japan shippō-yaki design.

THE three segments of a circular border which are reproduced in this Plate, are taken from a tray of cloisonné enamel – one of the most perfect specimens of modern enamel which has reached us from Japan. The accuracy and beauty of the design and execution are equal to anything we have seen in the finest old work; clearly proving, in this art at least, that in manipulative skill the Japanese artizan artists of to-day are not a whit behind those of by-gone times (jap. shippō-yaki).

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