Lot 6: Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Vase with Coiled Dragon
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
Meiji period (1868-1912), signed on the underside, an example of the high period of decorative bronze works in Japan with its carefully crafted octagonal base that becomes smooth as it ascends to a well articulated shaped rim, the high relief dragon has great detail to its body, the dragon clutches a glass ball symbolizing the flaming pearl in its front outstretched claws.
Collection of Peter Saladino, Asheville, NC and Long Island, NY
Condition Report: Age appropriate verdigris and wear.