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A Japanese bronze urn with dragon form handles; image credit on full record.

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Urn; Japanese, Meiji, Bronze, Dragon Handles, 6 Legs, 11 inch.

A monumental Japanese bronze urn, Meiji to Taisho era. The elaborate multi-section exhibition piece with large high-relief dragon 'handles' to either side of the ovoid body with two shaped reserves of a maiden riding on a dragon or peacock and hen amid cherries, the tall waisted drum-form pedestal bracketed by six lunging dragons and supported by the up-raised arms of six oni (demons) seated on a large stand with six cabriole legs attached to a circular base centered by a dragon emerging from waves. ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9970462
Category:  decorative accessories    Origin:  Japan
Type:  urns, columns & obelisks    Year:  1850 - 1925

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