A fine set of two vintage Japanese light blue cloisonné vases, with sterling silver rims at the opening and the base.
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects.
The bases are marked “Made in Occupied Japan”, dating the vases to around past 1945, just a little after WWII.
Not marked, but acid tested to be sterling silver.
Total weight of vases is 2,805 grams (6.18 pounds).
Each vase measures about 9 ½” tall by 5 ½” widest, 3 ¼” wide in diameter at the base, and 3 ¼” wide in diameter at the opening.
Excellent vintage condition. Gently pre-owned. No chips, cracks, or crazing. Base of one vase has some light imperfections; see photos for details.