Silver vase 15cm

The rounded square-sectioned body with open filigree work of scrolling branches, two inset gold lacquer panels on either side of the vase, inlaid in Shibayama style in mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell and coral, one panel with a heron perching on a ribbon suspended from the top and among fine flowering branches, the other panel with a vase holding chrysanthemum and other flowers, placed on a low table, the narrow sides of the body with applied dragon handles and bands with coloured cloisonné enamels, the everted square neck with further coloured cloisonné decoration, the domed foot with four lappet feet again detailed in cloisonné enamel.


Signed Mitsuoshi