A masterful work depicting a chilong dragon in high takazogan relief with gold, its smooth body coiled like a snake, with a long mane, three claws, and a bifurcated tail with volutes. The dragon’s head is turned towards the flaming pearl. Below the dragon is a minutely carved weave pattern. Signed on the reverse DAI .. HIDETOMO and Kao.
LENGTH 9.6 cm
Provenance: German private collection.
Condition: Very good condition.