MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED JOMI SEI (JOMI EISUKE II; 1839-1899)
A soft-metal-decorated bronze vase
Meiji Period (late 19th century), signed Jomi sei (Jomi Eisuke II; 1839-1899)
Of ovoid form with slightly flared neck, inlaid in gold, silver, shakudo and copper with a dragonfly caught by a spider's web on a clover bush, the foot decorated with stylized lotus petals, the mottled surface simulating the texture of pottery; signature on base
8¼in. (21cm.) high
Jomi Eisuke was one of the most prominent metal artists in Kyoto. He exhibited and won prizes regularly at the international expositions.