One of a kind magnificent cast and finely hand- carved Japanese Meiji Period 91868-1912) heavy bronze vase with two handles with dragon's heads with open mouths and tongues. There are two extremely fine c arved dragons on both sides of the vase, two finely carved low- relieved scenes with paradise birds on front and back sides of the vase, and three-dimensional relieved flowers. The bottom part of the vase has low-relieved ornaments. It has an original green-gold patina.
There is a seal-signature of the artist on the bottom.
15 1/2" tall x 9 1/2" D.