Cloisonné vase, Japan

Cloisonné vase, Japan

Vase
Japan
About 1900
Copper, covered with coloured enamels (cloisonne technique), with 'shakudo' rim and base
Museum no. 265-1903
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Tall vase of copper covered with coloured enamels with a shakudo rim and base and a depiction of a wisteria. As wisteria clings and climbs, it has come to signify love and affection.