Inherited from an avid antique collector who was also a frequent traveler. Design is definitely oriental and the central figure is recognizable, but a search for an identification proved fruitless although it was found numerous time. In China the dragon represents gentleness and goodwill. Measures 14 inches across and weighs 3-1/2 pounds. There are some issues which are visible in the photos: A few bare spots where the underlying copper shows through, as well as stains. An attempt was made to polish the center of the bottom, but no marks were found. Offered as is for a reduced price.