Japanese onlaid bronze vase. Birds & insects amongst flowering plants. Meiji Period.

August 28, 2019 1:46 pm Published by

A good and large Japanese bronze vase, Meiji Period, 1868 -1912. The vase carved and both inlaid and onlaid in various metal alloys, namely, gold, silver, shakudo, and shibuichi, with an intricate scene of a large bird perched in a flowering tree, above which a butterfly flies. The neck inlaid with a continuous stylised floral motif, and band of lappet adorn the footrim.
Height – 36 cm, 14 2/8″.
Condition – Excellent. No repairs.

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