A Kutani tapering hanging vase
with short neck and three upright handles, painted and gilt with birds in flight and perched on rockwork amongst trailing flowers and leaves, the base with butterflies in flight above ho-o and scrolling karakusa, the neck with a moulded band of stylised lappets -- 10¾in. (27.2cm.) high, signed, (one handle broken and restuck, some enamel and gilt rubbing).
See Colour Plate 6.