HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase

HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase
HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase
HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase
HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase
HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase
HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase
HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase
HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase
HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase
HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase

HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase

HUGE HEAVY Antique Japanese Meiji Bronze Vase. This large vase is cast in bronze, with relief decorations of grapes attached to the grapevine wrapping around its bulbous body with the twisted vine forming extended midway handles.

Unusual vertical design on long neck resembling large blades of grass are complimented by fascinating handles of possibly mythical creatures. Archaic style background consists of tediously executed tiny patterns covering nearly the entire vase. Measurements: 23" x 9 1/2" diameter (widest points of vine handles).

Condition: Amazing condition despite its age. Photos #8 & 9 show 2 minuscule holes. Last Photo shows small dented area of the hole in Photo #9. The Meiji period in the late 19th Century in Japan is often regarded as a golden age of craftsmanship, with excellent pieces such as this huge vase employing intricate, difficult decorative techniques.

In 1868 the restoration of imperial rule in Japan brought the Edo shogunate to an end, and marked the start of the Meiji era, which would last until the death of Emperor Meiji in 1912. During this brief period the country experienced radical social and political shifts, and a host of reforms which propelled Japan - closed to international trade for more than 200 years - from feudalism into modernity. Artistry in bronze-work reached new heights in the Meiji period, as a number of'metal-working' schools developed, creating intricate pieces including vases, sculptures, teapots and incense burners.

The profound impact of the country's new engagement with foreign cultures is evident in many areas of Meiji-period art, which reflected a new era for the nation and its developing relationship with the wider world. Bahamas, Bermuda, Brunei, Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Guyana, Honduras, India, Iran, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Caledonia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Zimbabwe. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "kbarbara" and is located in this country: US.

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HUGE Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Vase