Blooming Marvelous - A thousand flowers pattern on this Japanese cloisonne Natsume

Blooming Marvelous - A thousand flowers pattern on this Japanese cloisonne Natsume

A Japanese cloisonne or cloisonné (shippo - 七宝) enamel lidded jar or pot: a Natsume (棗) which is a type of chaki or tea caddy used to hold macha or green tea in the Japanese tea ceremony (sadō - 茶道). It is beautifully decorated with numerous colourful flowers in shades of pink, yellow and green on a blue ground. This is a type of decoration known as "A Thousand Flowers"

 


A thousand Flowers - Japanese shippo cloisonne natsume