Antique Bronze Japanese Vase with Birds MURAKAMI Meiji Period 15 Tall (KMT)
Antique Bronze Japanese Vase with Birds - MURAKAMI - Meiji Period 15 Tall (KMT). This heavy, tall bronze vase has a broad flared top and bottom with beautifully detailed designs. On one side of the vase are 5 almost three-dimensional birds flying over crashing waves of water. The other side has 2 more birds and a rectangle plaque with Japanese markings indicating it was made in the Meiji Period by Murakami Bronzesmiths. The background is a series of rectangles with wavy lines in a geometric pattern. Each side has a long, slender handle of smooth bronze. The top 3 of the vase opening is smooth and the rest of the interior has a rough texture. This is a very fine piece.
There are a few dings on the edge of the top and one pushed in area on the base, but nothing that detracts from its beauty or function. Measures approximately 14 3/4" tall by 7 1/4" in diameter. The 3 letters in parentheses are for our internal customer inventory tracking. We are not experts in any field. While we make every effort to accurately describe each item and any flaws it may have, it is YOUR responsibility to make that final determination.
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