Height: 7 1/2 inches, 19 cm
Diameter: 5 1/2 inches, 16 cm

Bronze bottle vase

Japan, Showa period, 1950’s – 1960’s

A bronze vase of pear-shaped bottle form, the gently rounded sides rising from a recessed base and surmounted by a waisted neck that terminates in a straight rim. The vase has a dark brown patina.  The long neck contrasts strikingly with the bulbous vessel, resulting in a harmonious sculptural form. The patina of this vase is classical.