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Monumental porcelain vases
A large bronze baluster vase with archaic-shaped legs and handles. Executed in gold, silver, shibuichi and copper, its central visual is defined by kaga-inlaid lappets at neck and feet. Upon the body, a regal egret, kagainlaid in silver rests upon a snowladen branch sculpt in shakudo and surrounded by sprays of silvery, snowy reeds. Brilliantly positioned on the reverse, a lone egret soars in mid-air. Kyoto Kuroda and Komi signatures on base. Height, 11.8"; width, 6.3". Meiji Period.