This small elongated, ovoid Japanese vase has a small, everted neck leading to a broad shoulder and tapering to a narrow foot. This example is decorated with a bird among hanging wisteria vines on a midnight blue ground. Wisteria is a popular motif as it clings and climbs, it is associated with love and affection. This miniature vase has especially fine workmanship.
DATE c. 1920
DIMENSIONS Width 2 Depth 2 Height 6.5 in.