Each side of the vase has a central medallion with a relief of different mythical beast. Sinuous dragons form the open framework and phoenixes form the flat handles. The filigree effect gives the vase a very light and airy feel. The reign mark under the base is not decipherable. It was either poorly cast or is badly worn. The vase has a rich brown patina and is relatively lightweight.
7 3/4" (19.7 cm) tall x 4” (10.2 cm) wide x 3” (7.6 cm) deep. Weighs 1 lb 4.3 oz (575 g)
There are no crack, breaks, or dents. There is polish residue in some of the piercings.
Chinese Pierced Bronze Vase with Mythical Beasts Republic Period