Tall Antique Japanese Mixed Metal Bronze Bird Floral Dragon Handle Ikebana Vase
Two dragon handles guard and admire the two motifs displayed on either side of this Antique Ikebana Vase. Although the overall form is made of bronze, the designs feature additional metals to help create more contrast in each depicted scene. On one side, a golden bird rests on a blossoming branch while the opposite side showcases foliage. Engravings are also seen on the top tray and bottom rings to make the vase feel like a cohesive piece and a work of art!
A small bronze and mixed metal “Usubata” (small opening with a wide, rimmed lip) ikebana vase, Japanese, 20th century. Floral tray is fixed and has grass/grain and bird etched detail. Floral scene is both etched into the vase and in relief on both sides, with applied mixed metal detail, dragon handles, and applied patina. Unsigned.
Condition: Excellent condition without any major scuffs or scratches.
Less than expected wear for age, one of the dragon handles has become loose (inside screw needs to be tightened)
Size: 9 1/4" height; 5” length; 4 1/4” width; 1 1/2" max opening diameter
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