An inlaid-iron hanging vase
Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Kyoto ju Komai sei
The vase of drum form set on a oval foot, inlaid in gilt and silver nunomezogan and hirazogan with a central roundel of three dragons encircled by cartouches of various motifs, including a dragon, scrolling grape vine, birds and flowers, the neck, foot and side inlaid in silver with geometric patterns, inlaid-silver ornaments for the rivets of the drum, the back of the vase flat to hang flush; signature on reverse side
8½in. (21.6cm.) high
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