A pair of late 19th or early 20th century Japanese cloisonne vases. They are in the Kyoto style with black grounds and swirl type ground wires. The bodies are of gently cloven form and gourd shaped, the rims are everted. The bodies are decorated with roundels of various forms including butterflies. There are also iridescent patches of decoration within some of the roundels.
One vase with an indent to the side and associated small losses of enamel. Normal air bubbles/small voids in the enamel from production.