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Subject:pair big bronze temple vases on pedestal, museum quality?
Posted By: karin zurstrassen Tue, May 21, 2019 IP: 145.91.223.76

Hello, I've got a pair of big bronze vases/scales on wooden pedestals, turnable , height in total around 2 meters, 2 traditional language chinese stamps, each suclpture has 2 stories to tell, and the scale on top is also different. They've told me that it was Japanese Meiji period, but the language on the marks tell differently.(Chinese translation looks like ;big, bamboo, spring, ? , ? ) + (pine,liking,? +?)
I would like to know if I've got museum quality or not. Some of the little dragons on the sides are damaged, they can be reproduced.The bigger pictures are almost complete (spear or flag missing). I've would like to know more about them and if they are worth restoring for a lot of money.







Subject:Re: pair big bronze temple vases on pedestal, museum quality?
Posted By: Jonathan Tue, May 21, 2019

Japanese. Quality looks good but patina not so much. Hard to tell. Some of the others will translate.

Subject:Re: pair big bronze temple vases on pedestal, museum quality?
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, May 21, 2019

松喜斎 - Shōki-sai (Pseudonym)
義治作 - Yoshiharu-saku - Made by Yoshiharu
It is definitely Japanese, however, I couldn't fin d any clue on the net.

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: pair big bronze temple vases on pedestal, museum quality?
Posted By: Mark Adams Wed, May 22, 2019

Hi, nice pair!
Found one reference for Yoshiharu-saku through Sotheby's NY 30th March 2004 lot # 186. Being a small trophy signed and dated 1936 that sold for $360.
I believe your pair probably date around 1915-1930's.
I don't know if they are museum quality given the damage but they are high quality imo from what limited view I have.
Regardless they are beautiful and have value.
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