Fine Japanese Meiji Bronze Floral Pond Water Lily Vase 11.5″ Signed

We believe this example dates to the Meiji period (1868-1912), and depicts in bas-relief the pond lily (or water lily) Nuphar japonica, which has a yellow flower and is found in Japan and Korea.

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If you have an eye for rare Japanese bronze work, then you know you’ve found something special in this antique signed bronze floral vase!  Standing 11 5/8″ in height with a 6 1/8″ diameter rim and a 4″ diameter base, it weighs 3 lbs, 10.7 oz and is signed on the underside.  This example we believe dates to the Meiji period (1868-1912), and depicts in bas-relief the pond lily (or water lily) Nuphar japonica, which has a yellow flower and is found in Japan and Korea.  The quality of the design, combined with this vase’s large size makes for an impressive example of Japanese bronze art!  This vase is unusual in that it has a painstakingly executed and virtually invisible factory repair.  If you look closely at one of the flower buds you’ll see a 1.25″ x 0.25″ rectangular patch (see photo). It’s more clearly visible in the photo of the vase’s interior, and definitely dates to the initial manufacture.

Overall this bronze vase is in very good antique condition, with the light wear and typical staining from regular but careful use.  At some point in its life it was apparently polished, and the metal is again well along in developing a second patina.  We mention these purely for the sake of accuracy as there is nothing about this floral vase that affects its functionality or overall aesthetic appeal.  If you’re looking for a signature display piece for your home, this Meiji bronze vase would make a wonderful addition to your collection and with it’s most unusual factory repair it makes for a great conversation starter!

Dimensions:
11 5/8″h x 6 1/8″dia lip x 4″dia base
3lbs 10oz

Inventory Code:
DMO/18/J

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 14 in

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