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Flying Cranes Antiques, Ltd.

A major bronze vase of classic form
inlaid in gold, silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper
Meiji Period
Height, 10�, width, 12.5�

A lone quail naturalistically carved in high relief, stands among cascading millet and kiku; the neck and foot lappets, stylized butterfly motifs intricately designed in gold and shakudo. Signature, Kako, the art name of Suzuki Chokichi, beneath a double mountain trademark.

A similar vase by Chokichi is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and illustrated in �Flower Bronzes of Japan� by Joe Earle, Pg. 150.

all text, images � Flying Cranes Antiques, Ltd.


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