Japanese Meiji Period bronze vase with clad silver bird and spider. The gourd shaped vase has the clad silver bird perched on top eying the clad silver spider on a leaf below. Beautifully rendered with wonderful detail and expression. Name of artist, BIKOKU on the bottom. The vase measures 10 1/2" tall and 2 7/8" in diameter at widest section of the gourd toward the bottom.