Each is decorated with a dragon and a phoenix, known as the Hō-ō. Cloisonné enamelling is a time consuming and meticulous process. The vessel’s design is created using fine copper wire. Coloured glass paste is added and the vessel is fired then polished.

Object Summary

Museum Number 1097/1912
Simple Name jar
Full Name cloisonne jar
Common Name jar
Production country Japan
Material copper alloy; glass
Collection class Containers
Collection continent Asia
Collection area/region E
Production continent Asia