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Subject:brass planter
Posted By: david Fri, Jul 17, 2020 IP: 2607:fea8:1c20:6d6:c

Would anyone be willing to project an approx date on this 4 1/2" h bronze brass vessel? Thank you! David.







Subject:Re: brass planter
Posted By: david Sat, Jul 18, 2020

here is closer pic of mark! david



Subject:Re: brass planter
Posted By: John T Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Hi,

Nice planter. It looks to me as if it's 20th century Chinese in the style of the ancient Tang bronzes.

I can't read the markings unfortunately but that looks like solder work around the base.

Just my opinion.

Subject:Re: brass planter
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Side,
福禄壽 - Fu-lu-shou - Happiness, position and longevity
Bottom,
大明宣徳年製 - Made during the Xuande period of the Ming Dynasty

Xuande 宣徳, title of reign 1426-1435 of the 5th emperor of the Ming Dynasty

Needless to say it's am apocryphal mark.

With regards,
I.Nagy


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