Decorative sake cup (sakazuki)

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - Decorative sake cup (sakazuki)
The collections of forged, chased and enamelled Japanese object include all manner of work ranging from Japanese arms and armour and sophisticated enamelled products to solitary sculptures destined for European clients. The masters of Hirata School were the first documented Japanese artists to experiment with enamelled metal technique after the early 17th century. This school specialized in making sword guards and other accessories such as box handles, sliding door fittings and lacquerware accessories.
measurements: depth Ø 6,3 cm
material: enamel
technique: Cloisonné without hard core (shōtai shippō AKA plique-a-jour)
inventory number: Vu 4340
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art