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Hirado Vase with Dragon Handles

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 896400

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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1050 Second Avenue, Galleries 55, 56 and 58
New York, NY 10022

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This dramatic Hirado porcelain vase of gu-shape is bi-sected by a white-enameled central band bordered by lappets along the rim and base. Two powerfully sculptured serpentine dragons, each scale naturalistically carved, frame the sides of the vase. On its body, underglaze blue peony vines and foliage, together with dimensional trellis work interspersed with elegant birds on lotus, create a brilliant tapestry of blue and white. This vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or damage. Underglaze blue signature on the base. Height: 16.5" 19th Century, Japan