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A Pair of Silver Vases with Dragons

A Pair of Silver Vases with Dragons


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 1120910

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This is a magnificent pair of silver bottle-shaped vases with foliated rims and partly-hammered bodies. On each vase, a moriage three-clawed dragon writhes across the surface as flames emanate from its body. The dragon’s fierce expression is a manifestation both of wisdom and power—two attributes associated to the emperor. These vases are in excellent condition with engraved “Jungin” mark on the bases. “Jungin” refers to Japanese silver with a 950 silver content, higher than the content of British sterling. Height: 7" Meiji Period, Japan