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Japanese Bronze Buddhist Altar Vase

Japanese Bronze Buddhist Altar Vase

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1059109

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Japanese bronze Buddhist temple/altar vase, decorated with two large reserves of birds and flowers in relief. There are two stylized foo lion head handles, and there is an archaic bat design around the bottom of the base. Signed on the bottom with 6 Kanji within a rectangular shaped impression. Measures 5-1/2”H x 4”Diameter, and weighs 2.2 lbs. This is a heavy, solid cast bronze vase in very good condition, with some age spots, small frits, and a dark bronze and green patina. Age is circa late Meiji Period.