Vase, about 1885-1905. The Edwin and Susan Davies Collection

Vase, about 1885-1905. The Edwin and Susan Davies Collection

Vase
Unsigned
Japan
About 1885-1905
Cast, chased, patinated, gilded and inlaid bronze
The Edwin and Susan Davies Collection

This vase is decorated with separately applied exotic birds perched on a blossoming magnolia tree, among lilies, chrysanthemums and other flowers. The finely detailed decoration, executed in a wide range of techniques traditionally associated with the makers of sword fittings, is typical of purely decorative metalwork of the later Meiji period.