Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912) Bronze multi-metal inlaid Vase with two dragon-shaped handles. The Vase has magnificent low relieved and inlaid panels. The front of the vase depicts a scene of low- relieved and finely carved peacock on a tree branch, with inlays of shakudo, shibuichi, silver and gold, surrounded with shakudo leaves and gold and silver flower blossoms.
Another side of the vase has a low relieved inlaid bird on a silver inlaid Maple tree branch with gold, shakudo and shibuichi leaves.
The neck of the vase is finely inlaid with shakudo, shibuichi , gold and silver. The handles are inlaid in silver and gold, and the bottom of the vase is inlaid with shibuichi and silver.
It is 12 1/2" tall x 8 1/2" D.