Solid copper vase with Japanese marks on bottom.
Thank you for contacting Mearto. This is a copper vase with the inscription of the artist 赤祖父晓光 Gyôkô Akasofu (1885-1912), an important metalworker during the Meiji period.
Attached are links to all of his other works I could locate, with hammer prices or estimates. I've tried to estimate the price of yours based on these, but note the higher prices below.
Please let me know if I can assist further.
Hammer price $160
Hammer price $1100
Hammer price $11,405
2 copper ducks, see 晓光作 stamp lower right corner
Unsold, est. $1775-2310
Copper peacock, Meiji (mention's Christie's in notes, but I couldn't locate the sale on the Christie's website.)
Piece in museum
Many pieces, prices not listed (subscription required)