Comes with the original kiri-wood tomobako storage box inscribed "Red bronze flower vase, Tsugio" with seal Kurisaki Tsugio.
This vase is an example of Tenmyō imono (Tenmyō Cast Ware).
Now headed by Kurisaki Tsugio, the Tenmyō workshop in Sano (Tochigi Prefecture) specializes in the manufacture of cast copper-alloy wares. Originating in Osaka, the workshop is said to date back to the Heian Period. It later moved from Osaka to Sano. Tenmyō kettles from Eastern Japan were ranked alongside Ashiya kettles from Western Japan and were used by Sen no Rikyū (1522–1591) and other leading tea masters. The workshop also made the metal fittings, still extant, for a campaign of repairs to the Tōshōgū shogunal mausoleum in Nikko in 1683.