Asia, Japan, early Meiji Period, ca. 1868 to 1900 CE. A bronze vase of simple inverted-pear form, standing on a disc foot, and with a flat disc rim. With raised silver detail, and areas that appear to have been inlaid, designs flow around the body, liberally gilded for dramatic effect. A bird with a long tail perches on a thick branch; thinner branches covered in flowers and foliage populate the rest of the vase, more sparse on the side without the bird. The foot has inlaid gilded silver wire in a leafy pattern. Size: 5.25" W x 11.7" H (13.3 cm x 29.7 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970.
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