An inlaid bronze pear-shaped vase
By Shobi, Taisho/Showa Period
Decorated in silver, shakudo and gilt takazogan with a flock of cranes flying in a downward, diagonal formation at sunrise, represented by the red patina of the body, with gilt and copper details, the base signed with tensho characters Shobi; with tomobako, the inside of the lid titled, inscribed, sealed and signed by the artist, Shobisai with seal Shobi. 28cm (11in) high. (3).