One of our largest most dramatic vases standing 74" tall from our Golden Ware Collection. A large collection featuring many functional shapes in a very rich lacquerware finish over a base of gold leaf and mottled glaze. The Art of Lacquerware is said to have originated in Japan many years ago when a prince on a battlefield happened to break off a branch and noticed a beautiful transparent sap began to flow which became hard and created a sublime radiance over what it touched. Perhaps how "lacquer art" was developed but soon not limited to japan as artists all over found value of enhancing objects through this lustrous top coat technique. Our artists today further expand on its abilities to enhance objects of art by applying many layers of delicate coatings with hand sanding between each as each step further enriches the final affect. Sold seperatley but often ordered in pairs for balance and symmetry. The vase is hand cast in a fiberglass resin which is durable and can withstand outdoor applications. The finish however is not recommended for outdoor use unless maintained with protective lacquer top coatings. The frequency of which will depend on your specific conditions.