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Japanese bronze vase of gourd shape with a climbing frog, signed with incised characters Yoshimitsu zo 義光造, Taisho Period.

The original tomobako inscribed Hisago-gata kaeru kabin瓢形蛙花瓶 (gourd-shaped flower vessel with a frog) and Mukoda kinsei Yoshimitsu saku with seal, artist Nishimura Yoshimitsu 向田謹製 義光作 seal よし光.

The frog (kaeru) in Japan is symbolic of fertility and good fortune that will return, as the word in Japanese also means "to return".


H 19 cm x Diameter 8.5 cm