Japanese 20th century bronze vase by Living National Treasure bronze artist TAKAMURA TOYOCHIKA (1890-1972). TOYOCHIKA was the son of he famous sculptor TAKAMURA KOUN. In 1908 he became the student of famous bronze artist TSUDA SHINOBU and in 1915 he graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. He received many awards at TEITEN and other major exhibitions. He was recognized as Living National Treasure in 1964 for his specialty in metal casting using the lost wax method. The vase is of trumpet form that comes to a thin middle section and then out to a wide mouth at top. The vase has the design of 3 leaves on front and on back. Comes with original artist box. Stamp of artist TOYOCHIKA on base. 10" tall by 3 3/4" wide at the top.