A colorful, reflective, expertly designed, striking, foiled Japanese vase with a sinuous dragon enveloping the vase.
The bronze elongated ovoid metal body has been covered in foiled fish like scales and had a cloisonne design of a dragon in red clouds incorporated over the body of the vase. The colors are bright and colorful. The bronze base metal shows at the mouth and the foot ring and has a nice weight to it. The mouth and foot have a nice aged dark coloring.
6 ¼” (15.9 cm) tall x 2 ¼” (5.7 cm) diameter. Weighs 6.0 oz (170 g)
The vase has several lines where the foil was molded to the body. There is a concussion mark under the dragon’s tail. There are no other dents, cracks, or breaks.
A striking colorful fierce dragon that will add reflective light to a dark room.