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CHINESE or POSSIBLY JAPANESE, 16th to 18th CENTURY Bronze

A Ming or Qing, or Perhaps Japanese, Bronze Vase 16th to 18th Century. The Compressed Rectangular Baluster Form with Large Heavily Cast Dragon Terminal Handles. The Body Decorated with Repeated Diaper Panels. The Interior and Base of the Vase Rather Roughly Cast.

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Condition: One corner with quite a large dent c.23 mm long.

Size: Height: 27.5 cm (11 3/4 inches)

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Stock number: 23514.

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This very heavy cast bronze vase appears to be similar to some standard types of Ming bronze. However, there are some differences, most noticeable is the elaborate deeply curled hair on the dragon terminals. This looks somewhat Japanese in appearance. Chinese vases normally have alternating panels of diaper panels rather than the same pattern repeated on all sides of the vase. Another unusual feature is the roughness of the interior casting. This vase is clearly old and not a modern piece but I have had to be very vague in my attribution.

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