Japanese Cloissone on Porcelain 2-lidded Tea Caddy-Maker's Mark Totai Shippo. According to Gary Yoshino, who wrote, "Japanese Cloisonné Enamels, " "Totai Shippo" is the broad descriptive term for cloisonné on ceramics, earthenwares, and porcelain. It has the appearance of metallic cloisonné ware.
Contains a maker's mark above the Totai Shippo characters that I don't recognize. Likely from the Meiji period. The technique of cloisonné on porcelain was rather difficult, so after a short period of production it was abandoned for the traditional technique of cloisonné on copper or brass. Top of outer lid somewhat faded. No apparent cracks or other flaws.Comes with carved wooded stand. 4 3/8 inches tall including lid with a 2 1/8 inch base. This measurement does not include the stand. The item "Japanese Cloissone on Porcelain 2-lidded Tea Caddy-Totai Shippo, Maker's Mark" is in sale since Thursday, April 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\Pre-1900". The seller is "marpat" and is located in San Francisco, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.