Japanese multi-metal bronze vase decorated with cherry blossoms and taro leaves, signed in a seal Jomi Eisuke II 紹美栄祐, Meiji period 1868-1912.
Jomi Eisuke II (1839-1899) was a master craftsman from Kyoto, who studied under Kanaya Gorosaburo. He exhibited extensively at the II, III, and IV Domestic Industrial Expositions (1881, 1890, and 1895) and also won many prizes at the International expositions at Philadelphia (1876), Paris (1878, 1889, and 1900), Chicago Columbus (1893), St Louis (1904), and Great Britain-Japan Expo in London (1910).
Reference: 'The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono, the Dr. Kanter Collection', Laura Bordignon 2010, Metalwork no. 284 and no. 285.
Also see: 'Meiji no Takara 明治の宝 Treasures of Imperial Japan, the Nasser D. Khalili Collection', The Kibo Foundation 1995. Metalwork Part II, Vol. II no. 88 and no. 95.
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