ESTATE ceremonial DRAGON & SERPENT URN
This is from an estate that has antique Asian & South American items that were purchased by antique dealers during the 20's. The estate is being sold and these are some of the pieces. This is for the vase and the sad irons sold as one lot. This huge heavy hand hammered dragon ( actually called a Chimera) vase has a fish mouthed serpent wrapped around the neck and TWO fish mouthed dragons wrapped around the bowl. Notice how they incorporated the sun into the heads of these bizarre creatures. It is a really amazing vase that stands 12" tall and 9" wide. SOLID and weighing at least ten pounds this is an exceptional piece ( stand not included). The bottom is signed. The sad irons are both half sand cast and hand wrought. The amber handle is genuine as is the enameling. Very few flaws and well made these really need a GOOD home.