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bronze and multi-metal vase - Yoshiyuki koku. Gold seal, Kokubi-do - Meiji Period
A spectacular bronze and multi-metal vase of ovoid form segmented by golden bands. Partially concealed by large, gold-speckled leaves, maturing foliage and newly-ripened golden berries, a realistically-rendered silver cicada signals autumn’s arrival. Incised signature, Yoshiyuki koku. Gold seal, Kokubi-do. Height, 11.5"; width, 10". Meiji Period.