Sunday, August 30, 2009


A Large Animalier Bronze Basin
Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed
Dai Nippon Genryusai Seishun zo
Cast in high relief with a frieze of animal heads in high relief and bodies in shallow relief: an elephant, stag, snarling tiger, wild boar, bison, ape and lion, the hooves forming the feet, details chiseled; the patina blackish brown with accents of reddish brown

19in. (48.3cm.) diameter; 9¾in. (24.7cm.) high
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