Japanese Cast Iron Ikebana Vase – Meiji Period


Cast iron vase with a Bronze overlay of a carp on two opposite sides of the container swimming upstream in a stylized mountain river. The vase has a square flat base that flares out towards its opening with two loop handles.

8.5″ tall 2.25″-3″ wide, cast iron and bronze, Japan (Meiji Period), late 19th century