Japanese Ikebana Bronze Flower Vase
The art of traditional Japanese flower arrangement, or Ikebana, dates back to the 7th century. Originally, artfully crafted floral offerings were made at altars. Ikebana has grown over the centuries and now includes over 1000 different schools in Japan and abroad.
This bronze Ikebana vase has silver inlay and overlay. Additional mixed metals also blend with some of the silver designs. Birds, leaves, and floral patterns make up most of the overlays. An overall array of intricately formed geometric patterns comprises the majority of the inlay work. Finally, flower and vine handles attach to the sides.
12″ High x 8″ Diameter
Circa 1890SKU: BMCM 31 P $2,500 Inquire