Subject:Lacquer cloisonne Japan c1900
Posted By: beadiste Sat, May 20, 2017
I was hoping someone more knowledgeable than I about Japanese cloisonne would post to the discussion. While we wait for that, here's a possibility, from Fredric Schneider's book The Art of Japanese Cloisonne Enamel.
Lacquered "tree bark" porcelain cloisonne:
"The technique was in use by the Japanese at least as early as 1876-8 ... The signature Tashiro appears on many lacquered porcelain pieces ... In 1903 a "'Tashiro-ya' with a factory in Nagoya was cited for 'cloisonne on porcelain a specialty.' ...
The lacquer cloisonne technique was probably developed subsequent to that using traditional enamels, and it represents a cheaper version, perhaps made almost entirely for export."
The characters in the mark on the base of your vase match a mark listed on page 259 of Schneider as "Tashiro."