Chinese (?) Bronze Vases, help please!

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  1. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    Hi
    Please see the images of my bronze vases. I've had them a long time and never known anything about them.
    I'm sure that all of the deep cast images throughout mean something.
    They have serpent handles and storks, I think.
    They are heavy and look to me to be of a good quality.
    Any suggestions and an idea as to their age would be interesting.
    Many thanks in advance.
    Daryl


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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Daryl, you forgot to post the pictures.:)
     
  3. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    I was editing them! I had loaded thumbs instead of images... You soon spotted that one, many thanks!
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Lovely vases, Daryl. They are Japanese. Late 19th-early 20th century imo, but let's wait for the others.
    Dragons and cranes.;)
     
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  5. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    super, thank you, I am wiser all ready!
     
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  6. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    They are nice, yes. I have always admired them but appreciate them all the more by understanding them.
     
  7. patd8643

    patd8643 Well-Known Member

    Size?
     
  8. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    Dimensions:
    Height: 22.5 cm
    Width to widest point: 14 cm
     
  9. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    These look to be very nice quality, but I am not sure how old they could be without patina on the metal? Daryl, are you sure there are no identifying marks on them?
     
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  10. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Japanese. Meiji period. Over the top decor for sure.
     
  11. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    I'm not seeing anything on them, they don't show patina so that could confirm, as I believe the next post saying 'Meiji period' which is up to 1968, not very old at all.
    Many thanks for your message.
     
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  12. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    Yes, that is what I am believing, not very old!
    Thank you.
     
  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Meiji is up to 1912.;)
     
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  14. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    Thank you! :shame:
     
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  15. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    The crane is a symbol of Long Life.
     
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  16. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Wonder what the story is of the man with the axe. There must be some meaning to his representation.
     
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  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Something from Japanese mythology no doubt.
     
  18. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    Yes, most definitely.
    Like all items when you can 'read' them, there is so much more to understand.
    I have learnt this in just a small way with many items that I have come across.
    I'm hoping that somebody may yet offer some info from that direction.
    Thank you for your comment.
     
  19. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    I wish I knew!
    Thanks again 'Any Jewelry'
     
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  20. Daryl Yeates

    Daryl Yeates Playing at being an 'antique dealer'

    That's a great one to know, Thank you.
     
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