Ando Jubei

Master craftsman, Ando Jubei established his shop in Nagoya in 1881. Instrumental in several cloisonne innovations such as: clear enamel over repousse base, and opaque cloisonne moriage enamel motifs over opaque base, as well as plique-a-jour inspired by a French artist. His chief foremen for workshop production were Kaji Sataro, grandson of Tsunekichi from 1881 to 1897, and in 1897 Kawade Shibataro (1856-1921?), who was innovative and highly skilled. His mark is a gourd inside the ANDO 4 petal round mon or 'maltese cross'. Still in operation today, the longest lasting of all the Japanese cloisonne companies. (Quelle: