Featuring an artistic antique Japanese Namikawa Sosuke style 6 sided vase with 4 birds perched and huddled together on a tree branch with fall leaves, hinting at colder weather about to come. The birds with green feathers and white breasts and fall leaves are realistically rendered. The leaves and branches with insect/worm eaten holes, and the birds, are similar to a Japanese brush painting or wood block print by Watanabe Seitei. Namikawa Sosuke was the master for duplicating brush-like paintings in cloisonne.This vase, of similar intent, is a bit earlier, made mostly with wires, pre Sosuke and can be attributed to the Shippo-gaisha studio. The branches and leaves wrap themselves around to the back of the vase. All on a sky blue background(the last photo background color is not accurate, only the first 3 photos are true color). Small border at top and base. All silver wires. Gary notes in his book that this innovative and emerging technique incorporates the beginning of musen(wireless technique)jippo. Dates circa 1880. 5 3/4" tall, diameter at widest point, approximately 3 1/4". Meiji era, circa 1880. great example of transitional period before Sosuke bought the Shippo Gaisha(Kaisha) company. For similar piece with information, see "japanese Cloisonne Enamels" by Gary Yoshino, images 477-479 on page 151. Perfect condition! No cracks, damages, restorations. Postage/insurance extra. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of having been received and the way it was packed. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state unless valid NY sales tax number and signed NY state sales tax form provided.