Metal vase

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Potteryplease, Dec 2, 2023.

  1. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Crazy amount of patina on this one--- maybe it lived outside? There's some small areas of rust, as you can see, so does that rule out brass and bronze?

    Is the shape typically Japanese?

    Thank you in advance.

    9.5" tall

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  2. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Japanese cloisonne vase without the cloisonne on it.
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  3. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Would think Japanese bronze. Whether old or intentionally patinated, I can't tell.
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  4. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Love it.
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I like it, but I think it is fairly recent and intentionally patinated etc. Probably not Japanese, with that horizontal seam. Maybe India?
    I could be wrong, of course.
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  6. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Good point. Now that I am on my PC instead of my phone, I see the bottom is different than most Japanese bronze vases as well. Could well be India. If Indian, could even be patinated brass.

    As an aside, I really need to stop commenting on pictures when viewing with my phone. :(
  7. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the comments. As I noted, there seems to be some small areas of rust, which makes me think it's plated brass / bronze / copper etc laid over some more ferrous metal. Has anyone ever heard of something like that before? Seems like a lot of trouble for reasons I can't imagine. Anyway.
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Could you post photos of the rust?
    Asians do all sorts of interesting things with metal, so I wouldn't be surprised if such a combination was made somewhere in Asia.;)
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  9. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Here it is. You can where the oxidation sorta ran down from the damaged spot. I was able to (mostly) wipe that off with a damp paper towel.

    Thanks again.

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  10. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    A magnet would solve the issue of whether or not this is rust.
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  11. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Yeah-- shoulda thought of it.

    It's slightly magnetic. The magnet 'jumps' towards it a small bit, but not enough to stay attached-- it quickly slides off under the momentum of its own gravity.
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