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19th century antique Japanese bronze vase with dragonfly and frog
It is a beautiful and unusual antique bronze urn from the 19th century most likely from Japan. There are several leaves on it. In two of the front leaves there is a frog and a dragon fly made on them. It is a very large and heavy piece. It is 29" tall, has 11" maximum diameter and weighs about 25 lb. The figure surmounting the lid is Juro, the immortal who symbolizes longevity. One very interesting aspect is that there is a circular marking and leaf (like a seal) on the inside bottom of the urn. One knowledgeable person told me that this marking proves that it is a real antique because this design is not used in current times, even for fake items. One of the pictures shows this pattern.
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