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Ryu dragon vase

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Ryu dragon vase

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Bulb-shaped bronze vase with a long neck that ends open and lobed at the top depicting a twisted Ryu Dragon enveloping and embracing the vase.

Original brown patina with reddish hues that create a pleasing contrast to the darker dragon, enhancing its shape.

The dragon Ryu 龍 is a deity who lives lives in water and has the power to control rain.

In the stories, the Ryu demand Buddhist treasures, particularly relics, sometimes in exchange for calmed storms. In their underwater kingdoms they guard treasures such as jewelry and Buddhist texts.

Origin: Japan

Period: Edo/Meiji mid-nineteenth century.

Dimensions: 34 x 19 x 19 cm. Weight: 2916 g.

State of preservation: Very good

+ Certificate of authenticity with technical expertise of the asset

+ Possibility to view the work at our office in Milan or throughout Italy wherever you are

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