Fabulous Kyoto Jippo intricate wire work Japanese cloisonne vase, worthy of Namikawa Yasuyuki. Many Takaramono Symbols are depicted representing the cloak to ward off evil spirits, the umbrella to make one invisable to those around one, the clove to signify feshness and sweetness, the tsuchi, or the hammer of Daikoku to bring fortune,, the Hagoromo, the robe of feathers repesenting the angels of the Buddhists, and many more. The black background contains thousands of the tiniest wire work imaginable. Truly a lost art, never to be reproduced. The colors, boarders and even the 5 lobed melon ribbed shape all contribute to make this a special, unique, desirable, and very collectible piece. It is in excellent condition and measures a hair under 3" high and approximately 2 1/2" tall. You must see this piece to appreciate the fine work. My photos do not do it justice. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. 3 day return privilege providing item returned in sent condition. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax required if sold in New York state unless valid tax number and resale certificate provided.