Pair Fine Large (3kg) 19th Century Antique Japanese Bronze Vases, c1880
Fine pair of 19th century Japanese bronze vases, c1880. Standing on tripod supports they are beautifully decorated, well cast and heavy for their size at almost 3kg. A true pair they have subtle and highly symbolic differences in the decoration. On one side they depict a crane in flight ascending to the clouds and the other shows a crane descending through the clouds. The other side shows a figure looking up to the clouds/praying while the other vase shows the same/similar figure holding an axe. Detail is very fine with the clouds, foliage, birds and figures beautifully depicted. The handles are stylised dragons/mythical creatures. The vases have taken on great colour/patina following years of use and overall condition is good with no obvious issues. Please refer to the detailed photographs and feel free to contact me if you would like to view the item or have any questions. Size: 22cm tall x 14cm wide x 12cm deep, weight 2.9kg. About me: I have been a passionate collector of antiques and collectables for over 30 years.
My tastes are diverse and range from fine antique furniture, African, Indian and Asian ethnographic antiques and tribal art, to vintage slot machines - the more unusual and curious the better! I have travelled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, India, North America and much of my collection has been sourced in the Country of origin. After many years of collecting I decided to start to sell and have established'Curious Antiques' which specialises in a range of fine and more unusual antiques.
These include fine furniture, religious items, militaria, amusement machines and one of the Countries best collections of African, Chinese, Eastern and Indian tribal and ethnographic antiques. I value your custom and will do all I can to keep you happy and satisfied. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Vases".1328" and is located in this country: GB.
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- Antique: Yes
- Region of Origin: Japanese
- Country of Origin: Japan
- Sub-Type: Vase
- Product: Vase
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Original/Repro: Antique Original