A very fine elegant Japanese silver multimetal vase decorated with Kirin (c. 1880, Japan)

Date c. 1880
Ref No T56
Description A very fine elegant Japanese silver vase, decorated with golden Kirin frolicking in the sea, the neck of the vase is decorated with an intricate foliage design.
The Kirin is mythical hooved creature known in Asian cultures, it is said to be an omen of prosperity and serenity and appears when the arrival of a sage or illustrious ruler is imminent.
Condition Excellent
Price Price on application
Height 18.00cm
Diameter 7.00cm
Medium silver