The Japanese, more than any other culture, have always had a sense of almost obsessive design and quality in respect of anything they make. Calligraphy is a great art as it is in China , but their dress, metalwork, carvings, pottery, armaments, and everything else, was always produced with great care, skill and style. This is epitomised by the tea ceremony. These crafts bloomed as never before during the Meiji imperial period — Not only was Japan opening up to the west after having been a closed society for centuries, but it was also modernising under the new emperor.
Vintage and Antique Cloisonne
Vintage and Antique Cloisonne | Collectors Weekly
Discussion in ' Antique Discussion ' started by kardinalisimo , Jul 26, Log in or Sign up. Antiques Board. I usually avoid buying these because I have no clue how to tell if they were made yesterday or a long time ago. They may show some surface wear and signs of usage on the inside but that does not help me a lot.
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Send us feedback. French, from past participle of cloisonner to partition. See more words from the same year.