Usubata, Vessel for Ikebana, the Art of Flower Arrangement, Japanese, Taisho Period

This unusual and versatile Usubata has two parts, a bronze top and a wooden base.  The flared top and handsome sturdy round base is very appealing.  Another use of this piece,as a candle holder although by itself, its an elegant accessory .  Taisho period, Measures  14"dia x 8 1/2" H.  The wooden base is 3"H.