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Lot 190: A Japanese tall bronze 'carp' vase and cover, late 19th century (6)

Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

by Sotheby's Australia

October 25, 2016

Woollahra, Australia

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Description: A Japanese tall bronze 'carp' vase and cover, late 19th century
in three sections, the large fish leaping from the rectangular platform base of wave splashed rocks, supported on four scroll feet springing from crested birds heads with outstretched wings, a water spout issuing from the carp's mouth supporting the ovoid vase decorated in relief on the sides with a pair of birds in flight above a blossoming tree, and a large bird perched near a banana palm gazing down at chicks in a nest below, set on either side with a removable dragon handle, the domed cover surmounted by a removable eagle with wings outstretched perched above tall rockwork
(6)
185 cm overall

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