Antique Meiji Period Japanese Bronze Vase
The Meiji Period, often referred to as the Meiji Restoration, took place in the mid 19th century and was characterized by decorative arts derivative of European Art Nouveau and Impressionism while maintaining elements of a traditional Japanese aesthetic.
The beautiful little piece features two typically Japanese-styled handles on either side, while the foot exhibits a similarly architectural, repeating pattern carved in high-relief.
The eye is drawn directly to the middle of the vase, where, on each side, a scene has been expertly carved in high-relief.
One side depicts two ducks wading in a reedy pond, while the other side echoes this floral, grassy landscape. You can see a bird drinking from the pond and a turtle to the left of that.
As you can see, there is some spotting in the rich patina that covers the vase.
The vase remains in excellent antique condition embodies significant elements of the Meiji aesthetic, making it collectible, charming, and the ideal addition to any well-rounded collection.
Measurements: Total height: 4 ¾", top rim circumference: 11", diameter of upper-rim: 3 ½", mouth diameter: 1 ½", base circumference: 7 ¾", total width including handles: 3 ½" Weight: 15 oz.
Item ID: 3435
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