Japanese 20th century bronze vase with silver inlays. Made by Sano Hiroyuki. The silver is inlaid into the bottom part of the gourd shaped vase in vertical lines. The silver inlays form a scalloped pattern, however, when this pattern is viewed from above or below the vase, the inlays form a plum blossom design on both ends. Comes with TOMOBAKO, original artist's box. Signed HIROYUKI on silver plaque on bottom. 10 1/4" tall by 7" wide at its widest.